We have another example of the democrats spinning what the republicans propose to do as evil while having done themselves exactly what they are against. Courtesy of Katrina Trinko over at The Corner. I’m sure we’ve all heard that the republicans are out to raid Medicare but President Obama has already raided it to the tune of $500M to help defray costs for the Affordable Healthcare Act.
Now, Nancy Pelosi is spinning the following tale: “In order to pay for it, [republicans] are going to make an assault on women’s health, make another assault on women’s health, continue our assault on women’s health, ” Pelosi said, per ABC News, “and pay for this with prevention initiatives that are in effect right now for childhood immunization; for screening for breast cancer, for cervical cancer; and for initiatives to reduce birth defects – a large part of what the Center for Disease Control does in terms of prevention.”
Now, if ABC News had any journalists, they would have followed up with a questions like the following – at least the Associated Press noted it:
“What about the vote supported by the democrats to take money from the same preventive health fund in order to keep doctors’ Medicare reimbursements from dropping?”
“What about President Obama’s budget which proposed cutting $4B from the same fund in order to pay for other priorities?”
How much press did that get? Oh right, ignore what they are doing and focus on the republicans.
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