Weekly Address: President and Republicans Clash Over Health Care Claims 8-22-09

President Obama tries to disprove what he calls "willful misrepresentations and outrageous myths" regarding his plan to overhaul health care. Meanwhile Republicans claim the President is playing "fast and loose" with the facts. Listen to the arguments here:

President Obama used his weekly radio and Internet address to accuse his critics of making “phony claims” about his health care reform legislation.  The President denies the overhaul will result in so-called “death panels”, an idea he calls “offensive”.

Republicans fired back accusing the President of misrepresenting his health care reform proposal. In the GOP response, Georgia Congressman Tom Price says opposition to the plan is mounting and that the President “plays fast and loose with the facts”.

The health care debate is the subject of our latest WYMT on-line poll.  We want to know who you side with more: Republicans, Democrats or neither side.  Vote and then share your thoughts with us.  I’ll post your comments here on the blog.

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