No, the government did not pay for GOP leader Mitch McConnell's polio care. Charity did. https://t.co/chxC4eUH3w— LiberalTexasDem (@LiberalTexasDem) June 27, 2017
The story about how Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell received his polio treatment began with a meme. “As a kid, Mitch McConnell had polio, and the government paid for ALL of his care and rehabilitation,” says a text below an apparent picture of a young McConnell. It went on to say that McConnell (R-Ky.), now the face of the Senate Republicans' controversial health-care bill, wants to take away the government-funded care that once helped him. That meme has been shared hundreds of thousands of times since Occupy Democrats posted it on its Facebook page on Thursday. So has the story that followed it. Another story by Death and Taxes, an online magazine, says that McConnell “wants to take away government assistance from children who may be suffering similar conditions.”
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