Thom Tillis's panel to "examine the impact of the Affordable Care Act on North Carolina" has started.
It's packed with GOP right-wing nut jobs, and its clear intent is to bash Obamacare and by extension, President Obama and Senator Hagan. This is a blatant use of public money for Thom Tillis's senate campaign.
The first speaker? Dr. Chris Conover (the GOP says he's a Duke professor; he's also with the loony American Enterprise Institute.
He's telling horror stories about Obamacare costs and the right-wing nut jobs are lapping it up:
— JeffTarteNC (@JeffTarteNC) March 18, 2014
The thing is, Conover's falsehoods have been debunked already.
One economist interviewed said that the Center for Budget and Policy Priorities’ Paul Van de Water, described [Conover's] calculation as one of the stupidest things he’s read in a long time
But Tillis & co. invited Conover to repeat those falsehoods, and they cheer him on and then spread those lies further.
Funded by your tax dollars.