Thu May 17, 2012, 06:14 PM
Alan Grayson (331 posts)
Like Going to a Barber for Brain Surgery
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce continues to drench my district with false propaganda about the Affordable Healthcare Act. As I noted yesterday, Factcheck.org says that: "The U.S. Chamber of Commerce's latest onslaught of television ads continues to mis-educate voters about the potential impact of the heath care law."
Give us a fighting chance to trump their lies with the our truth. Contribute to our "Fight Back" Fund today.
This isn't a case where we have to guess who is behind the lies. As I found out in the 2010 election, the Koch Brothers hide behind the skirts of their puppet group "Americans for Prosperity." The health insurance monopolies pull the strings at "the 60-Plus Association." Those front groups make it hard to discern the real agenda. But the U.S. Chamber of Commerce? When did the Chamber of Commerece start to care about whether "20 million people lose their current coverage"? When did the Chamber of Commerce become an eleemosynary institution?
Show your support for truth. Donate to our "Fight Back" fund. And do it now, before it's too late.
Voters are just going to have to figure this out. If the Chamber of Commerce is shedding crocodile tears about whether "20 million Americans" keep their health coverage, ignore it. The Chamber has no more integrity than Rush Limbaugh, Bill O'Reilly, or any other right-wing crank. Whatever the Chamber of Commerce says, assume the opposite.
You wouldn't go to a barber for brain surgery, would you?
You wouldn't ask a canary to cook you dinner, would you?
You wouldn't expect a fish to climb Mount Everest, would you?
You wouldn't ask your favorite website to mow your lawn, would you?
So why, oh why, would you – or anyone else – ever turn to the Chamber of Commerce for objective information on the politics of healthcare? Why believe anything that the Chamber ever says about that?
How can we let this go on? We cannot let the voters be fooled by this outrageous deception. We need your help, and we need it now.
If you haven't given yet, then give today. If you have given, then thank you, and please give more. Every dollar counts. Because what is at stake in this year's election is . . . the truth.
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