April 11, 2012 Arlington VA
Administration official slammed by the White house for revealing true figures
In another stunning example of how spin at the White house is paramount, take the case of Chuck Blahous who holds the title of Medicare Trustee for the Obama Administration. As a professor at George Mason, his Insitute there recently completed a study of the true impact of Medicare under the coming Obamacare rules. His study disagreed with the Congressional Budget office (CBO) and claimed they were double-counting figures to reduce the impact on the deficit.
Enter the White House spinmeisters. They accused Blahous of twisting the facts himself, and, instead of calling his by the title of the office to which he was appointed by Barack Hussein, they instead preferred to call him a 'Former Assistant to President Bush", which he was from 2001 until 2007. The facts Blahous presented were completely lost in the context of their assault--something the White House wants to happen so the 'real' story of Obamacare is not told before the election.
See the entire story on the Times here. Good reading. Please comment.