Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Myths

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OK, my gentle snowflakes, here is a another handy, dandy list containing links to the facts that you can easily use to bedevil your Republican/Tea Partier brother-in-law when he starts spouting the myths promulgated by the conservative mind-machine and Frank Luntz.
> Ben Bernanke is the most inflationary Fed chairman in recent memory.
(Except he's not.)

> Cutting taxes is a magical, mystical sure-fire job creator!
(Except it's not.)

> Allowing voters to register on election day results in widespread fraud.
(Except it doesn't.)

> As the Koch brothers' net worth rises, so does employment at their companies.
(Except it doesn't.)

> American companies are overregulated.
(Except they're not.)

> Bloody violence is out of control along the Mexican border, and illegal immigrants are streaming into America at record levels.
(Except it's not and they're not.)

> President Obama's plan to boost the economy doesn’t appeal beyond the liberal hippie fringe.
(Except it does---big-time.)

> Social Security is going broke, it adds to the deficit, and we have to raise the retirement age because people are living longer.
(Except it's not, it doesn't and we don't.)

> Don’t listen to that Paul Krugman---he's not very accurate!
(Except he is.)

> The earth is getting cooler.
(Except it's really really not.)

> Mitt Romney is a member of the middle class.
(Except milk just snorted out my nose.)

All courtesy of Bill in Portland Maine.

Thank you, Bill. I just love facts.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks! I shared a few of these on Face Book

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