Koch Brothers Ripped By Majority Leader ReidBy: Heather Vecchioni - February 26, 2014
Apparently, if you don’t agree with ObamaCare, you are “un-America,” or at least that’s what U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid thinks.
The democrat blasted the billionaire Koch brothers for their involvement with television ads that are against President Obama’s healthcare law.
Created by Americans for Prosperity, which is backed by David and Charles Koch, the ads portray patients discussing problems involving the president’s healthcare, including insurance cancellations and costs.
Reid thinks these ads are fighting words, and let the public know when he spoke on the Senate floor about it on Wednesday.
“Those tales turned out to be just that: tales, stories made up from whole cloth, lies distorted by the Republicans to grab headlines forming political advertisements,” Reid said.
Reid is particularly perturbed about an ad that features a cancer patient stating that she will die without her medication, and saying she can’t afford the astronomical costs, now that her insurance company has dropped her because of ObamaCare.
Reid even went to Twitter to show his distaste for the wealthy brothers:
The brothers Koch, however, are ready to defend themselves. Koch Industries, the gas and oil company run by the brothers, released its own statement.
“It is disgraceful that Senator Reid and his fellow Democrats are attacking a cancer victim as part of their campaign against Charles Koch and David Koch,” the statement said.
Americans for Prosperity also had a little something to say.
“Instead of admitting that the health care law is a bad deal for Americans, Senator Reid has chosen to attack the brave men and women who are sharing their personal stories about ObamaCare.”
But are the commercials telling the truth? Is the American public screwed under the Affordable Health Care Act? Not completely, says the Washington Post’s fact checker, Glenn Kessler, who gave the ads “two Pinocchio’s” out of a possible four.
Kessler believes that higher out-of-pocket costs with a new plan could be offset by lower monthly premiums, and that the difference in the costs could well even out.
Just like with most issues, it looks like it’s going to be the democrats versus the republicans on this one. Unfortunately, only a miracle worker could get both sides to agree. Maybe that’s covered by ObamaCare.
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