Friday, August 31, 2012

Josh Mandel: A Lying Liar

Here he goes again! Republican Josh Mandel, Ohio's absent Treasurer and puppet candidate of the far right, doesn't seem to understand when someone catches your lies, you should stop repeating them.  Republican Josh Mandel keeps repeating the lies, even though the amount of his lies practically blew up the Truth-O-Meter at

The PlainDealer has an article about how Mandel continues to repeat the same old, same old debunked statement in his speeches to groups. 

 ...Mandel also made his case against the Affordable Care Act, commonly known as Obamacare by suggesting not enough people pay income taxes....

....Mandel said he differed with the law's steps to achieve those results, while repeating disputed phrases like "government takeover of healthcare," and "Washington bureaucrats" making medical decisions for patients.

Mandel said he favored reforming and eliminating regulations on physician-owned hospitals, allowing consumers to purchase insurance across state lines and enacting "common sense tort reforms" to put protections on hospitals from being sued while stresseing (sic) that people who've been "wronged in a surgery room or a hospital...should be made whole to pursue financial justice."

Mandel favors "...physician-owned hospitals..." which are seen by many as sources of conflicts of interest, and full of legal issues.  The patient's safety should be first, but apparently Mandel doesn't see it that way. Mandel also supports the free market controlling health costs?  If Mandel is elected and we lose the Affordable Care Act, health insurance companies will -----
-  immediately raise their rates,
-  give CEO's larger bonuses,
-  cut your medical coverage,
-  re-institute refusals of coverage for pre-existing conditions,
-  eliminate covering young people until 26 years of age on their parent's insurance,
-  eliminate free pap smear, preventive screenings for cancer, etc.

How can we guess what Josh Mandel would do?  Mandel's puppetmasters (Freedomworks, Americans for (their own) Prosperity, the Tea Party GOPers, etc.) have paid for his entire campaign.