Archive for the ‘Right-Wing Lies’ Category

Right-Wing Lies: Robert Reich On Corporate Tax Rate Reform

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Robert Reich is always an interesting read, and he regularly offers up great mini articles in the form of Facebook status updates. Today Reich gives us four “right-wing whoppers about corporate taxes.” 1. The U.S. corporate tax rate of 35% is one of the highest among advanced countries. True but misleading. The effective corporate income-tax rate…
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CHART: The Conservative ‘Big Government’ Lie – U.S. Residents per Public Sector Worker

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Conservatives loathe “big government.” I mean, they hate it with a passion. But their antipathy for big government is manufactured from a false pretense that larger government leads to smaller individual liberty. It’s hard to believe something as complex as the United States government, in a country with a population over 300 million, could be…
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The Lie: Mitt Romney Says He Doesn’t Have a $5 Trillion Tax Cut

THE LIE – During the first presidential debate of the 2012 election, Republican challenger Mitt Romney said, “I don’t have a five trillion dollar tax cut. I don’t have a tax cut of the scale that you’re [President Obama] talking about. My view is that we ought to provide tax relief to people in the middle…
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The Lie: Obama’s Free Rein Democratic-Controlled 111th Congress

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THE LIE Republicans say President Obama had a Democratic majority in congress during his first two years as president, and this much is true. Republicans also say that Obama had free rein to pass anything he wanted during that 111th Congress when Democrats held control of both the Senate and the House, but is this…
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The AAA Credit Rating Lie: Is Obama Responsible for the S&P Downgrade?

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THE LIE This is a lie told by many, but let’s use the words of the Republican vice presidential nominee. Paul Ryan said during his Republican National Convention speech on Wednesday that Obama’s presidency “began with a perfect triple-A credit rating for the United States; it ends with a downgraded America.” The obvious implication being…
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