November 5, 2013
President Barack Obama told his enthusiastic supporters Monday night that he never promised what video recordings show him promising at least 29 times.
Obama told 330 million Americans variations of the promise that “if you like your health-care plan, you will be able to keep your health-care plan, period” on numerous occasions, from 2009 to October 2012.
But that’s not what he really said, Obama announced Monday in a speech to about 60 Organizing for Action supporters. Community organizers in fancy dress listened to the president at Decanter, the restaurant inside the St. Regis hotel.
“What we said was you could keep it if it hasn’t changed since the law was passed,” he told a D.C. rally of Obamacare’s political beneficiaries and contractors.