“Don’t say the “the law will reduce costs and deficit.” This is the last line on the final slide of a presentation given during a conference call organized by Families USA, a strong supporter of the health control legislation, .
Key White House allies are dramatically shifting their attempts to defend health care legislation, abandoning claims that it will reduce costs and the deficit and instead stressing a promise to “improve it.”
The messaging shift was circulated this afternoon on a conference call and PowerPoint presentation organized by FamiliesUSA — one of the central groups in the push for the initial legislation. The call was led by a staffer for the Herndon Alliance, which includes leading labor groups and other health care allies. It was based on polling from three top Democratic pollsters, John Anzalone, Celinda Lake and Stan Greenberg
Read the whole article: Dems retreat on health care cost pitch.
See the Wall Street Journal’s editorial on it:
Who’s ObamaCare’s Daddy? Now even liberals are denying paternity.
I really don’t like the term “liberal” to refer to left-wing authoritarians. But “left-wing authoritarian” is a mouthful.