Lies of Aug 17 [guest post by motionview]
Lies of Aug 17, Wyffels Hybrids Production Facility, Atkinson, Illinois. Lies told, exposed and repeated anyway are omitted.
You know, this downgrade that happened, they didn’t downgrade us because America couldn’t pay its bills. They downgraded it because they felt that our political system couldn’t seem to make good decisions in order to deal with our budget the same way families deal with their budgets.
This is a lie. They downgraded us because of this. That is the your work, Mr. Obama, along with Pelosi, Reid, Frank, Waxman, Wrangel, and the rest of Insane Clown Posse.
The Bowles-Simpson committee, this is a committee that I set up to look at our current fiscal situation to see what could be done. And it was a bipartisan committee; it was chaired by a well-known Republican, Alan Simpson, former senator, and Erskine Bowles, who used to be the chief of staff for Bill Clinton. And it had equal numbers of Democrats and Republicans, as well as business sector and private sector leaders
This is a lie. President Obama explicitly rejected the recommendations of the Simpsons Bowel Committee when he did not include any of the recommendations in his budget, subsequently rejected 97-0.
And basically what they recommended was what I’ve been talking about, which is a balanced approach in which we’re making some modifications to what’s called discretionary spending — that’s the spending we do every year on everything from farm programs to student loan programs to food stamps to you name it — that we cut defense spending in a sensible way, that we look at how we can make modifications that strengthen Social Security and Medicare for the next generation, and how we raise additional revenue so that we bring the overall budget into a sustainable place.
And the truth of the matter is, is that the commission recommendations are ones that not only I, but the so-called Gang of Six, these senators in the United States Senate, agreed to as well. And that was bipartisan; you had Democrats and Republicans.
This is a lie. President Obama has not accepted the recommendations of the Simpsons Bowels Committee. Unless now he is willing to propose
- 15 cent per gallon gasoline tax
- eliminating the home mortgage interest deduction
- eliminating the deduction for employer-provided healthcare benefits
- reduction in entitlements, including farm subsidies, civilian and military federal pensions and student loan subsidies.
- modifications to the Social Security program to raise the payroll tax and the retirement age.
You proposing any of these things Mr. President? How about lowering the Corporate tax rate by 25%?You up for that too?
I was concerned when I saw the Republican presidential candidates — somebody asked them, well, if you got $10 of spending cuts for every $1 in additional revenue, would you be willing to accept it, and all of them said no.
This is Chris Wallace’s lie (his father must be very proud). There was never an offer of $3 in cuts for $1 in new taxes. Ever. Wallace upped that fantasy to 10 to 1, but it is still a fantasy. Unless the Pesident wants to propose those cuts now? Hmmmmmm? Can we see the plan for those cuts Mr. President?
So the bottom line is this: I will be presenting, as I’ve already presented — I did back earlier this year — a plan that says we’re going to have spending cuts and we’re going to have revenue.
This is a lie. As he has aready presented? What plan, his budget? What is he talking about here? Any curiosity MBM?
We’ll have more spending cuts than we have revenue, but we’re going to have to take a balanced approach and everything is going to be on the table, including our long-term obligations, because the thing that is driving the deficit, if you look at — we had a balanced budget back in 2000. Here’s what happened. Number one is we decided that we would cut taxes without paying for it.
This is a lie, see this again. Is this misery tour over yet? He’s killing me.