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Friday, March 26, 2010

C. Montgomery Burns Award for Best Corporate Scare Tactic

March 26th, 2010

Pete du Pont, yes a member of the du Ponts, clearly knows what the little guy needs. Writing a consistently dishonest op-ed in today's Wall Street Journal with the precious title,"Welcome to Europe," he continues to trot out utterly discredited statistics on the new health care laws. In particular, "a Republican House Ways and Means Committee report estimated that 16,500 IRS agents will be employed to make sure that people sign up--and pay for--the health insurance they will be forced to purchase.." 
Pete du Pont

That's pretty scary stuff except it is not true and he knows it's not true (but it's still getting a lot of play on the right). To illustrate, here is IRS Commissioner Daniel Shulman:
IRS Commissioner Daniel Shulman

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