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    Democrats Block GOP Health Care Mailing

    Democrats are preventing Republican House Members from sending their constituents a mailing that is critical of the majority’s health care reform plan, blocking the mailing by alleging that it is inaccurate.
    House Republicans are crying foul and claiming that the Democrats are using their majority to prevent GOP Members from communicating with their constituents.

    The dispute centers on a chart (view PDF) created by Rep. Kevin Brady (R-Texas) and Republican staff of the Joint Economic Committee to illustrate the organization of the Democratic health care plan.

    At first glance, Brady’s chart resembles a board game: a colorful collection of shapes and images with a web of lines connecting them.

    But a closer look at the image reveals a complicated menagerie of government offices and programs that Republicans say will be created if the leading Democratic health care plan becomes law.

    In a memo sent Monday to Republicans on the House franking commission, Democrats argue that sending the chart to constituents as official mail would violate House rules because the information is misleading.
    Democrats Block GOP Health Care Mailing - Roll Call


    Ahhh, watching the Dem Congresscritters going into convulsions is fun.
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    Re: Democrats Block GOP Health Care Mailing

    That smells of the worst kind of desperation.
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    Re: Democrats Block GOP Health Care Mailing

    Quote Originally Posted by MrVicchio View Post
    Democrats Block GOP Health Care Mailing - Roll Call


    Ahhh, watching the Dem Congresscritters going into convulsions is fun.
    Another new precedent being set by Liberal Democrat loons; now when the Republicans are once again in the majority, they no one can complain if they decide to prevent constituent mailings from Democrats as they will be the "deciders" what is not misleading right?


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    Re: Democrats Block GOP Health Care Mailing

    Quote Originally Posted by Truth Detector View Post
    Another new precedent being set by Liberal Democrat loons; now when the Republicans are once again in the majority, they no one can complain if they decide to prevent constituent mailings from Democrats as they will be the "deciders" what is not misleading right?

    So you don't care if Congressmen send out lies using taxpayer money as long as they are Republicans? Here is what they wanted to send out, a fictitious "chart" supposedly representing the "Democratic health care plan". It's all made up, of course, and if the Republicans had been allowed to send it out, taxpayers would have paid for it.


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    Re: Democrats Block GOP Health Care Mailing

    Quote Originally Posted by WillRockwell View Post
    So you don't care if Congressmen send out lies using taxpayer money as long as they are Republicans? Here is what they wanted to send out, a fictitious "chart" supposedly representing the "Democratic health care plan". It's all made up, of course, and if the Republicans had been allowed to send it out, taxpayers would have paid for it.

    Really? Explain in detail exactly how this is misleading or false. What did they get wrong or fabricate? Show it.

    (Not that there's much doubt that this is the last we'll hear from you in this thread.)
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    Re: Democrats Block GOP Health Care Mailing

    Quote Originally Posted by WillRockwell View Post
    So you don't care if Congressmen send out lies using taxpayer money as long as they are Republicans? Here is what they wanted to send out, a fictitious "chart" supposedly representing the "Democratic health care plan". It's all made up, of course, and if the Republicans had been allowed to send it out, taxpayers would have paid for it.

    Fascinating rhetoric; but even the House Democrats suggested it was "misleading," not a lie. Do you know something we don’t?

    I know, why don’t you go through this chart and show me exactly what part is a lie?

    So tell me something Will, why is it that you feel so compelled to carry Obama's water? Will you eventually see the light when the economy continues heading into the crapper a year from now, two years?

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    Re: Democrats Block GOP Health Care Mailing

    Quote Originally Posted by WillRockwell View Post
    So you don't care if Congressmen send out lies using taxpayer money as long as they are Republicans? Here is what they wanted to send out, a fictitious "chart" supposedly representing the "Democratic health care plan". It's all made up, of course, and if the Republicans had been allowed to send it out, taxpayers would have paid for it.
    The president and congress lie all the time using taxpayer money, whats the difference if this is a lie or not?

    Why does it matter now and not when your party does it?
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    Re: Democrats Block GOP Health Care Mailing

    Quote Originally Posted by Harshaw View Post
    Really? Explain in detail exactly how this is misleading or false. What did they get wrong or fabricate? Show it.

    (Not that there's much doubt that this is the last we'll hear from you in this thread.)
    You took the words right out of my post. I would like a detailed explanation of what is misleading in that chart.

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    Re: Democrats Block GOP Health Care Mailing

    I hate when articles don't link to their source material

    In their eight-point memo, which was obtained by Roll Call, Democrats identify a litany of areas where they believe the chart is incorrect.
    So where's the memo?! It's pretty impossible to judge who is in the right here without it

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    Re: Democrats Block GOP Health Care Mailing

    Quote Originally Posted by Truth Detector View Post
    Fascinating rhetoric; but even the House Democrats suggested it was "misleading," not a lie. Do you know something we don’t?

    I know, why don’t you go through this chart and show me exactly what part is a lie?

    So tell me something Will, why is it that you feel so compelled to carry Obama's water? Will you eventually see the light when the economy continues heading into the crapper a year from now, two years?
    1 - there is no health care plan, so how could the Repugs have formulated a diagram of it?

    2 - if it doesn't exist and they claim it does, "misleading" is a charitible word. What it is is a lie

    3 - I am not "carrying anyone's water". I am a Democrat on a mainly Ditto-head debate forum, representing the majority of Americans who support the Obama administration

    4 - The economy has already begun heading "out of the crapper", but it will take at least a couple of years until we no longer smell the stench of the Republican administration.

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