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posted: 5/23/2014 5:01 AM

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The president, during a news conference April 17, said that 35 percent of the people enrolled in Obamacare were under the age of 35. He also said that 8 million had signed up.

Last summer, in background briefings for the media, the administration set an ambitious goal: 40 percent of the enrollees would be between the ages of 18 and 34; therefore, when he said that 35 percent had enrolled it sounded good. It sounded so good that the dishonest media were praising the president,

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Amy Roback, ABC news: Eight million people have signed up for Obamacare. That's 1 million more than projected. And 35 percent of the enrollees are under the age of 35. Scott Horsely, NPR: The president said today that of those who signed up on the federal exchange 35 percent were under the age of 35.

Ari Melber, MSNBC: The president was able to announce, 35 percent of the enrollees are under the age of 35. John Berman, CNN: Eight million people have signed up for the Affordable Care Act and 35 percent, the White House said, are people under the age of 35.

The Fact Checker's research states that the actual number is 28 percent, a far cry from the ambitious goal of 40 percent or the stated goal of 35. The American people have been lied to and will continue to be lied to many times. For those who doubt the integrity of the administration and the liberal media, they need to remember two of the biggest lies we have ever been told. 1. If you like your plan you can keep it, period. 2. The four people murdered in Benghazi were due to an offensive video.

Silvio Pontarelli

Mount Prospect

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