Obama did it again, repeating a claim that has already been fact-checked and found to be false.
In the debate tonight (emphasis mine):
Obama: "And as has been noted by many observers, including Bill Clinton's former secretary of labor, my plan does more than anybody to reduce costs, and there is nobody out there who wants health insurance who can't have it."
This is very similar to a claim made in the attack ad released by Obama in Wisconsin last week that was debunked and shown to be false by Factcheck.org, which investigated exactly what Robert Reich, President Clinton's Labor Secretary said, to wit:
A new Obama ad in Wisconsin misrepresents the words of former Labor Secretary Robert Reich, falsely claiming he said the Obama plan produced greater savings than the Clinton plan.[...]
Reich did not, however, state in any of his blog items that the Obama plan "does more to cut costs" or that it saves $2,500 for the typical family. Those are claims made by the Obama campaign, not by Reich as the ad falsely claims.
So this was fact checked last week and found to be false, but here is Barack making the same claim again tonight.
I'll have more about my reaction to the debate in later post.
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