Overview of this lie

Date Originated: April of 2009
In the spring of 2009, a Republican strategist settled on a brilliant and powerful attack line for President Barack Obama's ambitious plan to overhaul America's health insurance system. Frank Luntz, a consultant famous for his phraseology, urged GOP leaders to call it a "government takeover." However this is completely false and was Politifacts 2010 Lie of the Year.