Originally Posted by Amnorix
From the funny and brilliant Tuesday Morning Quarterback author, Gregg Easterbrook, who is a libertarian and invariably includes political commentary (usually whacking both parties for various stupidities):
Do you really think misremembering your time in a marathon from decades ago is "not the usual politician [lie] but a real one"? It's absurd to put that untruth which may or may not have been intentional above such things as "my budget will cut the deficit by $4 trillion over 10 years" or "the healthcare bill will not increase the deficit by one dime".
This effort by supporters of Barack Obama (and Bill Clinton, I might add) to define Paul Ryan as an extraordinary liar even by politician standards is absurd.
Obamacare’s fix for an American health care system that the federal government long ago broke, is to give the federal government far more power over American health care; that its solution to escalating health costs is to mandate greater health benefits (and, hence, higher costs); and that its solution to the pricey overreliance on pre-paid health plans — offered by insurance companies in lieu of real insurance — is to have the government require Americans to buy those pre-paid health plans under penalty of law.