By Chuck Ring (GadaboutBlogalot ©2009 – 2010)
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Would that Sheriff Andy Taylor would never sink to being a shill for parts of Obama Care, but according to Fact Check he is guilty of spreading bull butter to old folks and old folks to be. Here’s some of what Fact Check has to say:
In a new TV spot from the Obama administration, actor Andy Griffith, famous for his 1960s portrayal of the top law enforcement official in the fictional town of Mayberry, N.C., touts benefits of the new health care law. Griffith tells his fellow senior citizens, “like always, we’ll have our guaranteed [Medicare] benefits.” But the truth is that the new law is guaranteed to result in benefit cuts for one class of Medicare beneficiaries — those in private Medicare Advantage plans.
Back when the good sheriff and his trusty Deputy Barney Fife were active in Mayberry, NC, their following was built on trust. Now it looks as though the Health Care brain weevil has sucked all the gray matter from Sheriff Andy’s gray cranium. Here’s the story according to the former sheriff:
The trouble with the sheriff’s spiel is that it rises, rather sinks, to the level of puffery and false prophesy for Obama Care. Perhaps Sheriff Andy can be granted some leeway since the law seems to support him, however the support is only as good as the fine print:
There’s even a section in the new law (section 3601) that says: “Nothing in the provisions of, or amendments made by, this Act shall result in a reduction of guaranteed benefits under title XVIII of the Social Security Act” (the title that establishes the Medicare program). Section 3602 says even Medicare Advantage recipients won’t suffer any reduction of “any benefits guaranteed by law.”
But, there is a catch … isn’t this always the case? No need to trust me when you can get access to the complete Fact Check piece to catch the catch by clicking here.
Change without trust and truth seems in ample supply when it comes to Obama Care.
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