{First, a cheap plug for my blog Senate Guru.}

Friend of all corporate lobbyists Roy Blunt tries to personalize the health care reform debate:

“I’m 59,” Mr. Blunt said last week during a meeting with Post-Dispatch reporters and editors. “In either Canada or Great Britain, if I broke my hip, I couldn’t get it replaced.”

Ooooh, scary!  There must be a lot of broken-hipped Canadian and British seniors hobbling around, huh?  Nope.  The St. Louis Post-Dispatch did their due diligence:

We fact-checked that. At least 63 percent of hip replacements performed in Canada last year and two-thirds of those done in England were on patients age 65 or older. More than 1,200 in Canada were done on people older than 85.

Oops.  Turns out Blunt had been lying the entire time.  Blunt’s lame excuse:

“I didn’t just pull that number out of thin air,” Mr. Blunt said in a subsequent interview. It came, he said, from testimony before the House Subcommittee on Health by “some people who are supposed to be experts on Canadian health care.”

“I had been given that example. I was told that 59 is the cutoff,” he said. “I’m glad you pointed that out to me. I won’t use that example any more.”

You won’t use that example anymore?!  How about you stop parroting all of the bogus non-statistics your right-wing corporate cronies feed you?  How about you stop engaging in scare tactics to mislead voters, senior citizens especially?  Roy Blunt is nothing but a dishonest corporate shill.

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