President Barack Obama told the American people on June 15th:
What are not legitimate concerns are those being put forward claiming a public option is somehow a Trojan horse for a single-payer system. … So, when you hear the naysayers claim that I’m trying to bring about government-run health care, know this – they are not telling the truth.
President Obama needs to tell his allies in Congress to stop contradicting him on camera. Here is Rep. Barney Frank (D-NY) talking to Single Payer Action on July 27: [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f3BS4C9el98[/youtube] Single Payer Action:
Why shouldn’t we start with single payer new?
Because we don’t have the votes for it. I wish we did. I think that if we get a good public option it could lead to single payer and that is the best way to reach single payer. Saying you’ll do nothing till you get single payer is a sure way never to get it. … I think the best way we’re going to get single payer, the only way, is to have a public option and demonstrate the strength of its power.
So who’s telling the truth? Frank or Obama? Someone is not being honest with the American people.