Lie of the Year!

There was heavy, heavy competition, but the impartial and esteemed website PolitiFact had to come up with only one.

Drum roll, please;

PolitiFact’s Lie of the Year: ‘A government takeover of health care’

The health care debate itself offered so many choices (last year’s winner was about “death panels”), but this was not just error by some, or statement by fringe leaders, but a standard talking point. As PolitiFact says, “The phrase is simply not true.” Several other independent observers have debunked this, including FactCheck.org, and others.

When Speaker Boehner’s office was asked about why they repeatedly used such an obviously false phrase, the spokesperson simply repeated it again.

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