You were lied to.
We were all lied to.
This lie wasn’t for self preservation: “I did not have sexual relations with that woman.”
This lie wasn’t for obfuscation: “I had no prior knowledge of the Watergate break-in…”
This lie was for deception: “If you like your health care plan, you can keep your health care plan. Period.”
This lie was specifically designed to conceal the truth – that millions of people would not be able to keep their health care plan, even if they liked it. Period.
This lie was told to placate opposition to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. To squelch the fear that passage of the Act would impact existing coverage. We were told that it would not. That was a lie.
As per the Collins English Dictionary:
“Fraud: 1. deliberate deception, trickery, or cheating intended to gain an advantage; 2. an act or instance of such deception; 3. something false or spurious; 4. a person who acts in a false or deceitful way.”
This lie was a deliberate deception intended to gain an advantage for those in favor of passage of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.
A deliberate deception intended to gain an advantage.
Barack Obama has committed fraud.
Barack Obama has committed a high crime.
It is high time to call for impeachment.