Fact Checker – Haley Barbours Medicaid fantasy

Haley Barbours Medicaid fantasy

By Glenn Kessler

“We have people pull up at the pharmacy window in a BMW and say they cant afford their co-payment.”–Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour,

Feb. 27, 2011

Haley Barbours colorful remark, made to The Washington Post while attending a National Governors Association meeting in Washington this week, recalls Ronald Reagans description of a “welfare queen” living high on government largess, driving a Cadillac. In Reagans telling, she bilked the government out of $150,000, when the actual case involved $8,000.

The Mississippi Republican, who is mulling a presidential run in 2012, worked for Reagan as director of the White House Office of Political Affairs in 1985-1986. Could Barbour have picked up some tips from the Great Communicator? Reagans anecdote ultimately was deemed exaggerated and aberrational, but it created a lasting image that fed popular distrust of the welfare system.Lets see if there is any basis for Barbours claim.

via Fact Checker – Haley Barbours Medicaid fantasy.


This guy is just an outright liar with no conscientiousness what so ever!

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