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Obama's health care lies are shameful

The Sun's editorial, "The canceled policies" (Oct. 31), completely ignores the real reason for the Republicans' "outrage, indignation and venom." It is not about the Affordable Care Act's written policy as the editorial opines, it is about President Barack Obama and his administration's repetitive public lying to the Congress (who admit they did not read the law) and to the American people by promising they could keep their current health care coverage. This lie was said to gain the necessary support to pass the legislation. And this the lie continued through the 2012 election cycle for President Obama's reelection purposes.

Some news commentators such as Fox News' Bill O'Reilly are withholding calling the comments lying since there is no proof that President Obama knew what he said was not true. Well, if it looks like a duck, walks like a duck, and quacks like a duck, then one does not have to do an autopsy to prove it is a duck. President Obama's comments clearly were lies.

The American people should be outraged that Mr. Obama openly lied to them not once but many, many times touting that they could keep their insurance. Contrary to what the Sun's editorial writes, this is not about politics, it is about honesty, integrity, and the high moral beliefs that Americans demand from anyone in the presidency. Like President Richard Nixon and President Bill Clinton, President Obama's actions have brought shame to the position and our country. President Obama probably will skate the impeachment process because, unlike President Nixon, he is smart enough not to have any recordings of his intentions.

Ron Wirsing, Havre de Grace

Copyright © 2015, The Baltimore Sun
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