After reading Jim Mallon and Jerry Riouxs letters Nov. 6, its clear they are very serious about confronting the incomplete half-truths, baldfaced lies and misinformation being printed in The Tribune. Mr. Mallon goes so far as to suggest The Tribune should vet letters claiming negative impact from Obamacare.
I applaud him and Mr. Rioux for their concern, but I do find it interesting that they dont seem to extend that same concern to the half-truths coming directly from the White House.
Along with an estimated 900,000 Californians expected to also lose their insurance, I took the president at his word If you like your plan, if you like your doctor, you can keep them. Period. Given their obvious concern, Im very interested in how Mr. Mallon and Mr. Rioux would characterize that statement, because I know how I interpreted it: Period means without exception.
But somehow, we are now to believe that is not what the president meant the dozens of times he publicly uttered that statement. While we can certainly argue over the details of personal anecdotes, it is indisputable that the president broke his promise, and its hurting many Americans.