Obama: Repubicans ‘sure haven’t presented an alternative’ to Obamacare
President Barack Obama said in a speech Tuesday that nobody ever offered an alternative to Obamacare, prompting conservatives to accuse him of lying.
“They sure haven’t presented an alternative,” Obama said of critics of his health-care law in a White House speech.
“Obama is flat-out lying when he says no one has presented an Obamacare alternative,” said the Heritage Foundation’s Amy Payne, pointing to her think tank’s own health-care reform proposal introduced by Heritage President and former Sen. Jim DeMint.
“Well, MSNBC letting Obama getting away with lie that GOP has no alternative,” tweeted Dr. David Hogberg of the National Center for Public Policy Research.
The Republican-controlled House passed multiple continuing budget resolutions that Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid refused to consider before the government shutdown.
Obama also said that he has learned not to make “wild promises” about how “smoothly” Obamacare implementation will be, and assured Americans that he checks the website “every day” to make sure it’s working better.
“If I’ve got to fight another three years to make sure this law works, I will,” Obama said. “We’re not repealing it as long as I’m president.”