Suck it Obama! You done been called out! Jake Tapper labeled Barack Obama “Liar-in-Chief” just moments ago on his show, “The Lead”. Well actually it was Politifact (and 59% of the country) who bequeathed the title upon POTUS, declaring that the now-infamous phrase, “If you like your plan, you can keep it,” was 2013′s lie of the year. Interestingly, this very same statement was called a “half-truth” by Politifact in 2012. Back then, they wrote:
Obama has a reasonable point: His health care law does take pains to allow Americans to keep their health plan if they want to remain on it. But Obama suggests that keeping the insurance you like is guaranteed.
In reality, Americans are not simply able to keep their insurance through thick and thin. Even before the law has taken effect, the rate of forced plan-switching among policyholders every year is substantial, and the CBO figures suggest that the law could increase that rate, at least modestly, even if Americans on balance benefit from the law’s provisions. We rate Obama’s claim Half True.