June 26, 2011 in Debt Crisis
Big Lie #1 “Obama Inherited this Mess”
Fact: President Obama increased spending and the size of government more than all previous presidents (from George Washington through George Bush) COMBINED.
Big Lie # 2 “There’s no way to cut enough spending. So we must raise the debt ceiling.“
Fact: The problem is not that congress can’t cut spending. The problem is that congress doesn’t want to cut spending. There’s a big difference.
Big Lie # 3 “We can haggle for some really great deals now that we have them over a barrel.”
Fact: Frighteningly, many of the republicans in congress trust the promises made to them by their fellow members. They haven’t learned that there always turns out to be a loophole, or an “unforeseen” circumstance, or just an outright betrayal that ends up benefiting socialism and thwarting conservatism.
When is the last time anyone can remember the republicans making a “deal” with the democrats that didn’t result in the American people getting shafted?
Big Lie #4 “You just don’t understand all of the complicated details. Let us handle it. We’re smart.”
Fact: When you’re standing face-to-face with a member of congress and they tell you how great they are at running the economy, it’s difficult not to laugh so hard that you temporarily lose consciousness. But many of them manage to say it with a straight face. It’s almost as if they honestly think they know what they’re doing.