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Kansans Laugh at Rep. Tiahrt's Health Reform Lies

By Mike Nellis
September 22, 2009

It's been a barrel of laughs this summer for Kansas Republicans.

However, instead of Rep. Lynn Jenkins laughing at uninsured constituents, we find voters actually laughing at another Kansas Republican -- Rep. Todd Tiahrt. Earlier this summer, Tiahrt held a town hall meeting on health care reform and made the false claim that H.R. 3200 will set a cap on doctors wages. That claim has been debunked across the board and the attendees knew it.

It's really a stunning rebuke of Kansas Republicans and their lies. This is just another sign of the tide turning against the Republicans in Kansas.

Need more proof? Meet me below the fold...

Kansans are tired of these theatrics and outright lies while expecting solutions from their elected leaders. The public is looking for an honest debate on important issues like health care, but are instead faced with lies and disdain from Kansas Republicans.

That's why we've seen a statewide turn of events away from the GOP. Midsummer we saw Sens. Brownback and Roberts' approval ratings drop and reports that pro-health care reform crowds were outnumbering opposition at a Lynn Jenkins town hall in Lawrence.

Can't forget not one, but two big rallies in support of Rep. Dennis Moore this summer. And do we really need to recap Laughing Lynn Jenkins' no good very bad horrible August recess?

There are plenty of naysayers floating around, but I'll tell you this -- Democrats have the momentum in Kansas right now. Kansans are tired of being lied too and sick of the blatant partisan politics that dominate the Kansas Republican Party. Do you wanna know how bad it is for them? Just last week, the Republicans were so desperate that had to use old unemployment numbers to try and raise money.

That's pretty crass -- even for them.

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Comments (2)

Pamela Jean Author Profile Page:

That should be a punishable offense. Todd Tiahrt is actually telling bold-faced lies to people. There's never been any discussion in Congress or the the Senate about lowering doctor salaries, setting doctor salaries or capping salaries.

I know that Rep. Tiahrt knows he's the truth. There's nothing worse that a lie.

Raymond Author Profile Page:

Politics aside folks, I am a health care provider in Kansas. If this legislation passes, you will see just how wrong you are! 100 plus out of work in two counties and no one to care for people. That my fellow Kansans is FACT! We know MANY more businesses teetering on closure because of this, it can not be sustained. Tiahrt lyie, who cares this is reality. Keep on thinking there is something for nothing, it doesnt exist.

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