Life in these United States is plenty complicated enough without political opportunists and religious zealots adding to the confusion by attempting to influence health care and other policy decisions. Their continued mischaracterization of programs and policies and the emotional spin they put on everything is insulting and dishonest.

It must work, though, because Republicans keep repeating the same bogus arguments to support their negative positions about Democratic proposals. How often we hear that government-managed health-care will lead to socialized medicine even if that is not what is being proposed – – or that government doesn’t know how to run things well. Social Security and Medicare may be under-funded but by golly if you have a question about either of those programs, a call to their offices is responded to quickly and efficiently.

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