Tuesday, June 5, 2012
10 Lies Republicans Tell, over and over and over
He exploited the lowest instincts of people – anger, fear, racism, xenophobia, and class envy. Aided by the effects of the Depression and with sober psychological calculation he led the masses wherever he wanted them to go. And that’s exactly what Republicans do.
Lying and deception is the basis of Republican techniques including personal attacks, defamation, half-truths, name-calling or any other technique that is based on dishonesty or deception. A simple slogan is repeated until it is taken as truth… “death panels” or asking “where are the jobs”, as if they themselves have no obligation to create employment policy. Remember when Senator McCain railed about immigration, “the federal government has failed to protect this nation’s borders.” He IS the federal government.
Republicans take elements of truth and false generalizations and merge them to supplant the accurate perception. In other words...REPUBLICANS LIE!
1. REPUBLICANS LIE about healthcare:Republicans told too many lies about healthcare to repeat. They convinced people that the new measures would boot them out of their private insurance into a government-run program; that it was really being established in order to give"reparations" to African Americans and to create "death panels" for old people.
a Republican idea, supported in the past by Sen. Grassley and Sen. Orrin Hatch.
Our brave young men and women died and we gave the Iraqis universal healthcare, so why is it too expensive for Americans?
2. REPUBLICANS LIE about the effects of regulations on business:
In their ninth annual Doing Business" report which ranks 183 countries and determines how “business-friendly” they are, The World Bank ranked the United States number four in the “ease of doing business category“, while 65 percent of respondents to a recent Wall Street Journal survey of economists, concluded that a lack of demand, not government policy, was the main impediment to increased hiring.
|Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics|
None of the business owners complained about regulation in their particular industries, and most seemed to welcome it….”. Many of the businesses pointed to how the Stimulus kept them afloat.
3. REPUBLICANS LIE about the Stimulus
4. REPUBLICANS LIE about drilling and the Keystone XL Pipeline:
Much to the chagrin of the “drill baby drill” crowd, the President has kept the oil industry out of ANWAR, and recently disallowed the XL-Pipeline. To let Republicans tell it, the oil supply and employment in the industry have been stymied by this President. It is a lie.
From The Los Angeles Times:
Oil imports down, domestic production highest since 2003
“.... the United States reduced net imports of crude oil last year by 10%, or 1 million barrels a day. The U.S. now imports 45% of its petroleum, down from 57% in 2008, and is on track to meet Obama’s long-term goal, the administration maintains.
Imports have fallen, in part, because the United States has increased domestic oil and gas production in recent years....Current production, about 5.6 million barrels a day, is the highest since 2003.
The U.S. has been the world’s largest producer of natural gas since 2009, the report says. Use of renewable sources of energy, such as wind and solar, is still relatively small but has doubled since 2008.
The report credits administration policies for the improvements. It cites initiatives such as the higher fuel efficiency of passenger cars, the jump in renewable energy output, and improved weatherization of 1 million homes.
Boehner has significant investments in the Keystone XL Pipeline Project so he has actively promoted an agenda that will benefit him financially. If the Republicans were really interested in job creation, they would have passed the infrastructure bill. Construction workers could repair roads and bridges from now until eternity, but then again, I guess Boehner’s not invested in I-95.
5. REPUBLICANS LIE about taxes and tax cuts.
6. REPUBLICANS LIE about the “war against women” and the contraceptive mandate:
According to Guttmacher, 2011 saw unprecedented attention to issues related to reproductive health and rights at the state level. In all 50 states, legislators introduced more than 1,100 reproductive health and rights-related provisions.
At least twenty-two states have laws or regulations that resemble, at least in part, the Obama administration's original rule. In six states, the contraceptive mandates were signed by GOP governors.
In 2000, Iowa became one of the first states to enact a contraceptive mandate. The Republican Legislature overwhelmingly backed the bill, which has NO EXEMPTION for religious employers.
In Arizona, a bipartisan coalition formed by pro-choice Republican state Rep. Linda Binder, promoted a bill, which exempted churches but not other church-affiliated institutions The bill cleared the Republican-controlled Legislature and then-Gov. Jane Hull, a Republican and a Catholic, signed the measure into law.
In New York, a similar law won GOP support in the Legislature and was signed in 2001 by Republican Gov. George E. Pataki. Catholic groups sued and lost in the state’s highest court.
With help from Republican lawmakers, a law, which included two GOP cosponsors, easily cleared Arkansas’ Legislature and then Governor Huckabee signed it in April 2005. Now the former Arkansas governor accuses President Obama of "a direct violation of the 1st Amendment”.
7. REPUBLICANS LIE about voter fraud.
8. REPUBLICANS LIE about job legislation they’ve proposed:
The so-called jobs bills that House leaders claim are being stalled by the Senate or nothing more than regulatory bills; none of which guarantee a single job will be created. Unless, of course, you believe eliminating regulations on pesticides will create jobs.
If Republicans really cared about putting Americans to work, would it matter who wrote the bill? Would it really matter if the work was for repairing roads and bridges or digging a pipeline?
From The Washington Post:
The GOP’s ludicrous claim about their jobs bill
Republicans love to make claims about how many jobs their proposals will create. As a practical matter, readers should immediately discount such assertions, since they are often based on guesstimates that are then extrapolated beyond reality.
9. REPUBLICANS LIE about the debt and deficit:
They love to say, President Obama controlled the Congress and got everything he wanted for the first two years of his term. President Obama had a majority in the Senate for only 4 months, at the end of his first year. Besides, what’s their excuse, Republicans had the House, Senate and Presidency (Bush) from 2001 to 2007....6 years!
10. REPUBLICANS LIE about Ronald Reagan
He increased the size of the federal government by 7%. So much for small government.
The federal deficit ballooned to the largest peacetime deficit in history
Reagan was the largest borrower and spender in American history until George Bush
Under Reagan, the debt ceiling was raised 17 times
He was the first president in history to lower taxes for the rich while he raised them for the poor
He signed the largest tax increase in the history of the nation; He raised taxes 11 times
Reagan turned the U.S. from a creditor nation to a debtor nation
He campaigned against the enactment of Medicare
Reagan signed a measure to allow pregnant women to terminate pregnancies that endangered their “physical or mental health.” (Therapeutic Abortion Bill)
Reagan signed a bill that made immigrants who'd entered the country before 1982 eligible for amnesty.
He had the largest federal workforce in history.
I’m always prepared to listen to any fair and balanced arguments...no matter what party it is because everyone has a good idea sometimes. but I just can’t stomach the Republicans. They’ve ceased being patriots and become, lying, bait-n-switch carnival barkers. And they’re Stepford counterparts are a disgrace to womanhood.
Aren’t they the people who argue so vigorously for religious values? Isn’t one of the Ten Commandments, “Thou shalt not Lie”? Yet, that’s all they do...is Lie! But go ahead...vote for them and all of America will go straight to Hell with the Republicans.