10/4/12

Romney Debate Lie Refuted - Romney will not create 12 million jobs the economy will


Presidential Debate Fact-Check and Updates - Live Coverage - Election 2012 - NYTimes.com: "Mr. Romney promised to create 12 million jobs over the next four years if he is elected president. That is actually about as many jobs as the economy is already expected to create, according to some economic forecasters.

In its semiannual long-term economic forecast released in April, Macroeconomic Advisers projected that the economy would add 11.8 million jobs from 2012 to 2016. Moody’s Analytics, another forecasting firm, projects similar job growth. That means Mr. Romney believes his newly announced policies would add an extra 200,000 jobs on top of what people already expected, or a jobs bonus of about 2 percent."

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Romney's claim that he'll add 12 million jobs in his first term is exactly what the economy will do whether or not he is President. No, wait a minute. If he is President there is every chance he will find a way to ruin that simple and predictable prospect. Obama makes no such pledges because they are like sun or snow, they happen regardless. But Romney is a con artist and gullible people may go ooh and ah, particularly if the media goes silent in the face of the wall of lies that Mitt builds daily. Our job is to tell the truth wherever it falls.

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My. Open Letter To President Obama - Unmasking a Pathological Liar

Dear Mr. President -
If you feel the world is turning against you
take heart
It is clear that you have never had to share the stage
with a pathological liar
whose idea of fun is to don a state trooper uniform
and stop hapless drivers
and if they are female
to intimidate them
This is the America you caught sight of
as you grew to adulthood
Last night it hit you head on
I saw the classic facial responses
One said I've been 'buked and I've been scorned
The other said I was blind but now I see
and did not refer to salvation 
but to the pathological liar standing to your right
Mr. President
it is your peculiar destiny to carry a mantle
no less heavy than that which Lincoln wore
You face a person Satan if there was a Satan
could not design with more precision
I see you in the aftermath of last night's debate 
shaking your head
and saying something like what Gram Parsons said in 
Hickory Wind -  that trouble is real
What you saw is that all the efforts your campaign made
to plumb Mitt were getting at the truth
and that the truth is much worse that you thought
You were not just drawing a cartoon
you were getting at the very flip side of
of the relativism that we must all grasp to move forward
You Sir know that tolerance and helpfulness
democracy and non-idolatry
are the only things that speak 
to our condition if we would move the world forward  
Last night you endured the worst that can be thrown at you
from a man for whom
tolerance is a chimera and an impossibility
 and helpfulness is parsimonious if necessary
and democracy is a thing to be manipulated or bought
and idolatry of money and power and self
is standard
That this man is also a pathological liar
may at first conceal
that at bottom it is his rejection of these values
that makes it mandatory
that he not attain power
Last night you took his measure 
and were shocked
Today you see with clearing eye
the challenge
You must shock him into revealing who he really is
You or Joe Biden must
raise the issues you thought 
possibly unfair
I shall copy here your agenda 
It will unmask him
Ask about his cop impersonation and bullying
Ask about his relationship with Paul Singer and other vulture capitalists
Ask about his offshore accounts and other hidden deals
Ask about his move hard right 
Ask about his views on SCOTUS
Ask him about  his out-sized IRA 
Ask him about his Neo-Con Bush associations 
Ask him about the casualties of his Bain years
Ask about his foreign investments in bad debt
and his squeezing of folk in other countries
Ask what his 47 percent speech says of tolerance
Ask what it says of helpfulness
Ask what it says about democracy
Take heart Mr. President
To win you must unmask
a pathological liar
Do not be deluded
Do not be afraid to call him that
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Romney Debate Lies Refuted - One lie per promise


An Unhelpful Presidential Debate - NYTimes.com: "On health care, Mr. Romney pretended that he had an actual plan to replace the Affordable Care Act, and that it covered pre-existing conditions. He has no such plan, and his false claim finally roused the president to his only strong moment of the evening. The country doesn’t know the details, he said, of how Mr. Romney would replace Wall Street reform, or health care reform, or tax increases on the rich because Republicans don’t want people to understand the hard trade-offs involved in these decisions."

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Affordable Care? Mitt lied. Wall Street reform? Mitt lied. Taxing the rich? Mitt lied. Mitt is a master of lies and it will take a month for most to wake up. Just in time to send him to a retirement funded largely by us - contributors by virtue of paying taxes to a country he systematically plundered from the start. Don't believe me? Read the above. Still don't believe? Do your own research. Start with Vanity Fair. Or this blog.

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Romney Debate Lie Refuted - He Does Propose A $5 trillion Tax Cut


Fact Check: The $5 trillion cut: "Obama, in referring to Romney’s plan as a $5 trillion tax cut, is basing that on the estimate of reducing tax rates by 20 percent while also extending the Bush tax cuts, two planks of the plan. Romney has argued that he can eliminate loopholes and deductions to make up that revenue but has not specified which ones. Romney has countered that “six other studies” have found that the plan can be revenue neutral, but he’s wrong about that. Those studies actually do not provide much evidence that Romney’s proposal — as sketchy as it is — would be revenue neutral without making unrealistic assumptions."

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What Romney is doing is proposing that he be let into the chicken coop and that he and the Congress can rule. It makes little difference what he says since he has shown he can confuse most of the people, But as the saying goes, lying and fooling is not capable of completely fooling everyone. Romney lies when he says he is not proposing a $5 trillion tax cut. He lies when he says he would not increase the debt. He is doing whatever it takes to fool enough people that he can wield the levers of power and then watch out.

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Mitt Romney Debate Lie Refuted - Obama Reduced The Deficit


A Closer Look at What the Presidential Candidates Said in the Debate - NYTimes.com: "Mr. Romney said Mr. Obama had doubled the deficit. That is not true. When Mr. Obama took office in January 2009, the Congressional Budget Office had already projected that the deficit for fiscal year 2009, which ended Sept. 30 of that year, would be $1.2 trillion. (It ended up as $1.4 trillion.) For fiscal year 2012, which ended last week, the deficit is expected to be $1.1 trillion — just under the level in the year he was inaugurated. Measured as a share of the economy, as economists prefer, the deficit has declined more significantly — from 10.1 percent of the economy’s total output in 2009 to 7.3 percent for 2012."

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Ho hum. How many lies before we have some sanity prevail?

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Welcome to Deconstruct Romney's Debate Performance Month


Chris has a hissy fit
Ed is beside himself
Only @Lawrence suggests the truth
The people appreciate Presidential
The people can spy a transparent wolf wannabe
The Veep can clean up any misapprehensions
Obama in his true style set a trap and Romney entered
Romney told enough lies to make October
Deconstruct Romney's Debate Performance Month
It will be nice to watch the Right Wing 
celebrate this as a victory for Mitt

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