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In response to Joan Hudacek’s letter (“Dowd on Genetics,” Dec. 10), point-by-point:

Relatively few Americans are losing their insurance compared to tens of millions who can gain access to affordable health care insurance for the very first time. And the canceled insurance policies are “junk” policies that the insurance companies are free to cancel at any time on their own, in addition to denying payment of claims they deem “too expensive.”

No jobs? False: In fact, there has been steady job growth (millions) during President Barack Obama’s presidency, no thanks to the obstructionist Republicans, who presided over the least-productive Congress in the entire history of the United States, wasting time passing at least 45 futile (as they well knew) separate bills to defund, delay or repeal the Affordable Care Act rather than consider any jobs bills crafted by Democrats.

Benghazi? Benghazi has been “investigated” countless times by Mr. “waste-of-time-and-money” Rep. Darrell Issa, who has found nothing that ties President Obama or former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to any misconduct concerning Benghazi. When will Mr. Issa investigate his own party, congressional Republicans, who, prior to Benghazi, denied urgently requested additional funds to beef up security at U.S. embassies?

The Internal Revenue Service targeting conservative groups? A nonpartisan investigation found that more Democratic groups were investigated than conservative groups. The IRS was merely doing one of its legally required jobs (i.e., investigating the validity of the claims of nonprofits).

In short, Ms. Hudacek is just parroting the usual distortions and outright lies endlessly broadcast by GOP propaganda talk radio. As attributed to Joseph Goebbels: “If you repeat a lie often enough, people will believe it.”

STEPHEN SISKIND
Cecil

 


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