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April 27, 2010 5:39 pm ET

Once Again, Rep. Boehner Lies About Wall Street Reform

During an April 27, 2010 appearance on Fox News, House Minority Leader John Boehner repeated the Frank Luntz-inspired lie that Wall Street reform would create a permanent bailout fund.  In reality, the bill does NOT reward or bail out firms, but safely dismantles "any failed financial company" that threatens the stability of the entire economy.  The costs of dissolving these companies are paid NOT by taxpayers, but by fees levied on financial companies.

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April 22, 2010 12:21 pm ET

Rep. Boehner Repeats "Permanent Bailout" Lie

During an April 22, 2010 appearance on Fox News, House Minority Leader John Boehner repeated the Frank Luntz-inspired lie that Wall Street reform would create a permanent bailout fund.  In reality, the bill does NOT reward or bail out firms, but safely dismantles "any failed financial company" that threatens the stability of the entire economy.  The costs of dissolving these companies are paid NOT by taxpayers, but by fees levied on financial companies.

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April 16, 2010 4:22 pm ET

Rep. Boehner Gets It Wrong On Clean Energy

In an April 16, 2010 column at Townhall.com, House Minority Leader John Boehner (R-OH) claimed that clean energy legislation would kill jobs, raise energy prices, and cost families up to $1,700 per year.  In reality, investing in clean energy would boost America's economy by $111 billion and create up to 1.9 million jobs -- all for the cost of a postage stamp per day.

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March 25, 2010 11:13 am ET

Rep. Boehner Lies To Iowans

In a March 25, 2010 op-ed published in the Des Moines Register, House Minority Leader John Boehner (R-OH) took the opportunity to lie to Iowa citizens (and everyone else with an internet connection) about health care reform.  Just like the rest of what Rep. Boehner has said and written about health care reform, this op-ed is little more than a litany of false Republican talking points.

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March 22, 2010 10:58 am ET

Fact Checking The Sunday Shows - March 21, 2010

On yesterday's political talk shows, Reps. John Boehner and Paul Ryan, Sen. John Cornyn, and RNC Chairman Michael Steele repeated worn out obstructionist talking points. Despite the GOP's slanderous attempts to derail health care reform, the bill will stop insurance company abuses, cut the deficit, create jobs, and provide millions of Americans with affordable health care coverage.

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March 20, 2010 11:23 am ET

In Weekly Address, Rep. Boehner Reprises Tired GOP Falsehoods

In the Weekly Republican Address on March 20, 2010, House Minority Leader John Boehner (R-OH) repeated worn out Republican talking points in a last ditch effort to smear health care reform. Contrary to Boehner's claims, health care reform will stop insurance company abuses, cut the deficit, create jobs, and provide millions of Americans with affordable health care coverage.  The GOP plan, however, does nothing to cover the uninsured or stop insurers from taking advantage of American patients.

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March 09, 2010 12:38 pm ET

GOP Leader Alert Wrongly States Health Care Reform Will Kill Jobs

In a "GOP Leader Alert" sent on March 9, 2010, House Minority Leader John Boehner's office repeated the false claim that the Democratic health care reform legislation would kill jobs.  In reality, the plan would create up to 4 million American jobs over the next ten years.

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March 08, 2010 1:56 pm ET

Rep. Boehner Sticks To False GOP Health Care Talking Points

Responding to the president's remarks on March 8, 2010, Rep. John Boehner (R-OH) repeated multiple debunked claims about Democrats' health care reform legislation.  In reality, the plan would rein in insurance company abuses, lower costs, and create up to 4 million American jobs.

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March 03, 2010 5:03 pm ET

Rep. Boehner Falsely Claims Health Care Reform Is "An Out-And-Out Job Killer"

On March 3, 2010, House Minority Leader John Boehner issued a statement in which he called health care reform "an out-and-out job killer." In reality, reduced health care costs resulting from the legislation's passage would create up to 4 million jobs over the next ten years.

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March 01, 2010 1:28 pm ET

Rep. Boehner Wrongly Claims Health Care Reform Will Kill Jobs

On March 1, 2010, the office of House Minority Leader John Boehner sent a "GOP Leader Alert" wrongly claiming health care reform is killing jobs.  In reality, reduced health care costs resulting from the legislation's passage would create up to 4 million American jobs over the next ten years.

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February 25, 2010 3:16 pm ET

Even Before Summit, Republicans Declared It A Failure

Today the president is hosting a bipartisan, bicameral health care summit at the Blair House in hopes of finding the common ground between Republicans and Democrats.  Yet even before the summit had started, Republicans were publicly deriding it as a useless photo-op.

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February 25, 2010 10:38 am ET

Health Care Reform Summit: The GOP "Away Team"

The GOP Summit "Away Team" will have a rocky landing at President Obama's bipartisan summit on health care reform.  These 18 members of Congress have made no secret of their staunch opposition to health care reform - no matter how much their constituents support it or how it would benefit their districts.

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February 12, 2010 11:45 am ET

Rep. Boehner's Health Care "Confirmation" Denied By The Truth

On February 10, 2010, in anticipation of the looming health care summit the office of Rep. John Boehner posted a blog on the GOP website titled "Confirmed: GOP Health Care Plan Meets All of President Obama's 'Core Goals' for Reform."  In reality, Rep. Boehner seems to be unaware of the truth regarding the Democratic and Republican health care reform proposals.

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February 11, 2010 1:20 pm ET

Rep. Boehner Misleads Constituents On Clean Energy

In a February 10, 2010 column in Ohio's Brewton Standard, House Minority Leader John Boehner repeated a slew of debunked attacks on President Obama's 2010 budget proposal.  Especially misleading were Boehner's false claims about the effects of clean energy legislation

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February 09, 2010 9:39 am ET

Reps. Boehner & Cantor Falsely Claim Health Care Bills Would Kill Jobs

On February 8, 2010, House Minority Leader John Boehner and House Minority Whip Eric Cantor wrote a letter to White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel falsely claiming current health care reform legislation would kill jobs. In reality, the bills in front of Congress could create up to 400,000 jobs.

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February 01, 2010 10:07 am ET

Fact Checking the Sunday Shows - January 31, 2010

On Sunday, January 31, 2010, it was abundantly clear what the Republicans' talking points were.  On Sunday show after Sunday show, the Republican guests repeated falsehoods about Democrats' actions to tackle the recession.  Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) and Sen. John Thune (R-SD), were the worst offenders, repeatedly spreading falsehoods about the economy, jobs, the deficit, and health care.

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January 28, 2010 3:26 pm ET

Rep. Boehner Falsely Claims Republicans' Health Care Plan Meets Obama's Objectives

On January 28, 2010, House Minority Leader John Boehner falsely claimed the Republican health care "plan" met Obama's objectives: "bring down premiums, bring down the deficit, cover the uninsured, strengthen Medicare for seniors, and stop insurance company abuses." In reality, the GOP proposal doesn't cover the uninsured or stop insurance company abuses, and it reduces the deficit $36 billion less than the Democratic proposal.

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December 04, 2009 10:33 am ET

Rep. Boehner Repeats Debunked Myth That Health Reform Will Destroy Jobs

In a December 4, 2009 column in the Morning Call, House Minority Leader John Boehner (R-OH) falsely stated that health care reform will cause 5.5 million jobs to be lost.  However, Boehner's claim relies on faulty math that has already been proven wrong.

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November 21, 2009 3:29 pm ET

PolitiFact Smacks Down Rep. Boehner's "Abortion Premium" Claim

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October 31, 2009 3:50 pm ET

Rep. Boehner Falsely Claims Republicans Have Been "Ready To Work" With Democrats On Health Care

During the weekly Republican address airing on October 31, 2009, House Minority Leader John Boehner tried to convince Americans that the GOP had been "ready to work" with Democrats "whenever possible," including on health care. That is far from the case.

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October 27, 2009 3:33 pm ET

Faced With Growing Momentum For Health Care Reform, House Republicans Scramble For Message Footing

October 27, 2009 saw a parade of Republicans taking the House floor to decry Democratic efforts at transformative health care reform.  Led by Minority Leader John Boehner (R-OH), the Republicans railed against the same imagined problems they've been using for months.  However, as usual, the facts don't support the Republican talking points.

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October 26, 2009 5:32 pm ET

Rep. Boehner Still Pushing False Talking Points To Frighten Seniors Into Opposing Health Care Reform

Contradictory to the Minority Leader's statement, the inclusion of a public option in health care reform will not hurt America's older citizens - it will help seniors have a more positive experience with Medicare.

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October 01, 2009 3:51 pm ET

Rep. Boehner: "I've Not Talked To One" American Who Supports The Public Option

On October 1, 2009, House Minority Leader John Boehner (R-OH) claimed that he hasn't found a single American outside of Congress who supports a public health insurance option.  In fact, 65 % of Americans and 57% of Ohioans support "giving people the option of being covered by a government health insurance plan that would compete with private plans."

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September 22, 2009 2:58 pm ET

Once Again, Rep. Boehner Repeated False Cap-And-Trade Cost Estimate

Responding to President Obama's climate change speech on September 22, 2009, House Minority Leader John Boehner cited a cap-and-trade cost estimate snatched from documents analyzing a cost-estimate of an out-dated, abandoned cap-and-trade plan that immediately auctioned 100% of carbon allowances.  The American Clean Energy and Security Act does not do this.  In order to contain costs, the bill initially awards allowances for free, rendering CEI's revelation meaningless.  In reality, the American Clean Energy and Security Act would create jobs in every state and help America become more energy independent, all for less than a quarter a day.

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September 18, 2009 10:27 am ET

Rep. Boehner Repeated False Cap-And-Trade Cost Estimate

During a September 17, 2009 appearance on PBS's NewsHour, House Minority Leader John Boehner cited a cap-and-trade cost estimate snatched from a Freedom of Information Act request by the conservative Competitive Enterprise Institute.  The documents included a cost-estimate of an out-dated, abandoned cap-and-trade plan that immediately auctioned 100% of carbon allowances.  The American Clean Energy and Security Act does not do this.  In order to contain costs, the bill initially awards allowances for free, rendering CEI's revelation meaningless.

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August 25, 2009 4:09 pm ET

GOP Distortion Alert: Rep. Boehner's Office Is Getting Good At Misleading The American Public On Choice

In its August 25, 2009 "GOP Leader Alert," the House Minority Leader's office sent out a misleading missive on the provisions regarding abortion in H.R. 3200.  The piece is one distortion after another, all capped off by an outright lie about the House bill's language regarding abortion.

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August 19, 2009 1:56 pm ET

Republicans Killed Bipartisanship

On August 19, 2009, House Minority Leader John Boehner released a statement attempting to blame Democrats for the lack of bipartisanship in the health care debate.  In reality, Republicans in Congress have put forth every effort to poison the Democratic attempts at reforming our broken health care system.

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August 13, 2009 9:54 am ET

Rep. Boehner Falsely States Reps. Pelosi & Hoyer Called Dissent Un-American

On August 13, 2009, House Minority Leader John Boehner falsely claimed House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer called their opposition "un-American." In reality, Pelosi and Hoyer were criticizing those on the right who relied on disrupting town hall meetings and "drowning out" those with opposing views.

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July 31, 2009 1:21 pm ET

Rep. Boehner Continues To Muddy The Waters On Health Care Reform

On July 31, 2009, Rep. John Boehner (R-OH) penned an op-ed titled "Democrats' Health Bill Could Handicap Small Businesses" that appeared on CNN.com.  Evidently unsatisfied with the results produced by the fear-mongering "birthers" and "deathers," Rep. Boehner has resurrected the small business scare tactics.

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July 29, 2009 4:30 pm ET

Rep. Boehner Can't Keep His Party Together On Health Care Reform

On July 29, 2009, House Minority Leader John Boehner said: "It's time to scrap the Democrats' legislation and work together on get [sic] real, bipartisan health care reform that will lower costs and expand access for the American people, and House Republicans stand ready to join in that effort." However, the Republicans' Health Care Solutions Group has refused to produce health care legislation.  Now, the Republican Study Committee has produced its own bill - without the involvement of Rep. Boehner or anyone from the Health Care Solutions Group.

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