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Allen West Claims Never-Elected Opponent Cut Medicare By $700 Billion

by David Badash on October 14, 2012

in News,Politics

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Allen West, the Tea Party Republican U.S. Congressman from Florida is claiming that his Democratic opponent — who has never served in Congress — cut Medicare by $700 billion. West, who is a documented liar, is so desperate that he’s willing to actually run an ad that claims Patrick Murphy cut Medicare.

Frankly, it’s possibly one of the most-disgusting things West has said, and he’s said many.

READ: Allen West: “China Is In Control Of The Panama Canal,” One Of Many Falsehoods

In the ad, (video below,) which opens stating, “I’m Allen West and I approve this message,” West shows unnamed, anonymous seniors also stating falsehoods, like, “Patrick Murphy’s plan to cut Medicare for seniors is pretty dangerous.” But it’s the image, which you can see above, that states:

“Patrick Murphy cut Medicare $700 billion”

which is, frankly, disgusting.

As it turns out, Patrick Murphy released a statement in response:

“Congressman West has completely disregarded the truth in his latest attack ad by claiming that Patrick Murphy cut Medicare by $700 billion.  First of all, Patrick has never voted for anything in Congress since he has yet to be elected.  West also fails to mention that he voted for the Ryan Plan twice, which takes the same $716 billion from Medicare as the Affordable Care Act, but instead of addressing overpayments, the Ryan Plan uses the $716 billion for tax breaks for millionaires,” said Murphy for Congress communications director Erin Moffet. “The truth of the matter is, the only candidate in this race who has ever cast a vote in Congress is Allen West – and his votes have continually put the interests of millionaires and billionaires over the interests of seniors and middle class Americans. The lies in this latest ad show West’s desperation to hide the fact that he has voted twice to cut Medicare and turn it into a voucher program.”

Joan McCarter, writing at Daily Kos, notes it’s “quite the feat, considering he’s not even in Congress yet. But what makes it even more special, it’s the same goddamned cuts West did vote for, in the Paul Ryan budget. And when he cast that vote, he said: ‘Anyone challenging me on my support to this visionary plan to restore our economic security will be signing up for a suicide mission.’ Come and get us, tough guy.”

We’ve documented Allen West’s fantasmagorical lies time and time again. Sadly, there’s no law stating that lying to the American people over and over and over and over and over and over again is illegal. If there were, West would probably be serving several life terms — in jail.

Not yet convinced West is not fit to serve in Congress? Try these:

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Allen West: I’ve “Heard” That Up To 80 Democratic Congressmen Are Communists

Unemployment: Allen West Suggests Obama Administration Cooked The Books

Allen West: I Did Not Tell Obama To “Get The Hell Out Of The US” Even Though There’s Video

Rep. Allen West To Obama And Pelosi: “Get The Hell Out Of The United States”

Is Rep. Allen West Guilty Of Sedition For Telling Generals To Quit?

Congressman Allen West: “If Joseph Goebbels was around, he’d be very proud of the Democrat Party”

Rep. Allen West: “Equality And Fairness” Is Divisive Rhetoric From Obama

Allen West: I Am A “Modern Day Harriet Tubman”

Allen West Defends Gay Ice Cream Analogy, Then Attacks Gays In Military

Allen West: You Cannot Compare Me And My Race To Homosexual Behavior

Rep. Allen West’s Wife Joins Husband In Attacking Gays

Rep. Allen West Calls LGBT Group “Intolerable” In Official House Letter

Allen West Hosts Congress Screening Of Anti-Islam 9/11 NYC Mosque Film

Rep. Allen West Sees Obama Supporters As “A Threat To The Gene Pool”

Allen West: “Gay Marriage Is An Oxymoron,” Will Destroy Society

Allen West: Gays Can Change But “Unless I’m Michael Jackson, I Can’t Change My Color”

 

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cipher October 14, 2012 at 1:51 pm

Of course, comments on YouTube are disabled.

Lying POS.

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