Sunday, July 23, 2017

That Doesn't Mean What You Think It Means

FLG was reading this when he got to this passage:
How else to explain that though a majority of Americans want a single payer healthcare system, an effort to achieve it in California has been killed 
FLG thought to himself, hmm, really, do a majority of Americans want a single payer healthcare system now?   That would be a big swing in the polls.    He didn't think it was out of line because, well, he thinks a single payer is unfortunately more or less a long run foregone conclusion at this point.  So, maybe there has been a huge swing and FLG wasn't aware.   Anyway,  he clicked the link that the author used to support that claim, assuming he'd find evidence.  Not so much...

Overall, 33% of the public now favors such a “single payer” approach to health insurance

WTF?   Maybe there's a new fangled progressive math that allows them to claim majority support for any left leaning policy, if it polls higher than 10%.  Seriously though, FLG wonders if it's laziness, stupidity, or intentional misleading.   He almost wanted to yell -- FAKE NEWS!

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