posted on Jul, 17 2014 @ 08:29 AM
a reply to: SLAYER69
Yes, but alas, it's time to talk about the right wing lies that we all know and love:
Debunking the Top 10 Most Egregious Republican Lies
Obama Doubled The Deficit.
You all know this one right? Hell, some of you claim that the entirety of the national debt is Obama's doing. But, we will go a little lower and hit
the claim that gets repeated so often that Obama Doubled the Deficit.
This was a favorite of the Mitt Romney campaign. Throughout 2012, Romney repeatedly said, “The president promised to cut the deficit in half.
He’s doubled it!” No. No he hasn’t. First of all, this line depends entirely on voters not understanding the difference between the deficit and
the debt. See previous “simpleton” remarks. Indeed, the president has absolutely cut the deficit by way more than half in his first five years.
When he took office, the deficit for 2009 was projected to be $1.4 trillion. The deficit at the end of 2014 will be $514 billion, just three percent
of GDP. That’s a nearly one trillion dollar reduction in five years. Not only that, but the administration boasts the lowest year-over-year increase
in government spending since Truman, and it’ll be one of just three administrations in the last 50 years that will have ended with a lower deficit
than when it began. The last Republican do leave the White House with the same record was Eisenhower.
Man-made Climate Change Is A Hoax.
ATS conservatives LOVE this one. Every time that the temperature is just a little lower than normal, they point to Al Gore and say in a loud voice
that usually precedes an overly tight inappropriate hug SEE! Man made climate change is a hoax! (then they drool a little and poop themselves)
According to a clearly liberal agency called “NASA,” a full 97 percent of scientists
with specific expertise in climate science agree that climate change is real and humans are causing it. We shouldn’t really have to say anything
else. Of course if you’re Lloyd Christmas from Dumb & Dumber, and “one-in-a-million” means “there’s a chance,” then the three percent of
scientists who aren’t sure about climate change obviously indicates that it’s a hoax.
Cold Weather Disproves Climate Change
Second in our trifecta of climate change myths is an annual favorite. Every time it snows, you know the drill. Whenever there’s a snow storm
everyone from Matt Drudge to Rush Limbaugh suddenly achieves nipple erections hard enough to cut glass. And out comes the myth that
climate change can’t
possibly be real because it’s snowing somewhere. What they fail to explain to their disciples is that New York City or Minnesota or Washington
D.C. isn’t, you know, the globe. Climate scientists base their global warming observations on global temperature averages. So while it might be
snowing outside Sean Hannity’s house, average temperatures year-over-year are growing progressively higher.
Tax Cuts Do More To Stimulate The Economy Than Food Stamps And Unemployment Benefits.
According to Moody’s Analytics:
–Every dollar spent on unemployment benefits generates $1.61 in economic growth.
–Every dollar spent on food stamps generates $1.74 in economic growth.
–But every dollar spent on rolling tax rates back to Bush-era levels only creates $.32 in economic growth — that’s a 68-cent loss on
Here's one for the gun lovers:
Cars Kill A Lot Of People And No One Wants To Ban Them Like Guns!
nlike firearms, cars aren’t explicitly designed to kill or wound living beings (humans, animals, etc). They’re designed to move you from one
place to another. Yet unlike firearms, cars and drivers are heavily regulated by the government, from emissions standards to annual inspections to
safety features, and so forth. You can’t legally drive a car that doesn’t feature seatbelts, or a car that spews too much exhaust into the air.
You have to take both a written and a behind-the-wheel test to get a license to operate a car. You often have to renew that license at regular
intervals and, if you’re older, you have to prove that you’re physically capable of driving a car. You can’t drive a car while drinking alcohol
or impaired by other chemicals. There are thousands of police officers patrolling our roads and, as most of us have experienced at one time or
another, they will penalize or arrest you for improper handling of a car – with literally hundreds of laws to abide, and considerable penalties,
ranging from fines to imprisonment to the government stripping you of your right to drive a car at all. So if the NRA and its supporters are going to
keep using this car analogy, then let’s talk about regulating guns and gun owners the same way we regulate cars and drivers.
The Affordable Care Act Covers Abortion-Inducing Emergency Contraception.
Admittedly, there are so many Obamacare myths to choose from: death panels, IRS goon squads raiding homes, it’s a “job killing” law, it’s
a “government takeover,” etc. It’s all a pile of hooey and definitely worth mentioning here. But this lie about emergency contraception coverage
is so insidious that it even managed fool some liberals. Contrary to lawsuits by various religious businesses and organizations, the various forms of
emergency contraception covered by the law do not, in fact, block implantation of a fertilized egg. If these medications were indeed abortifacients,
they wouldn’t be covered because it’s illegal for the government to do so. But they’re not abortifacients, so they’re covered. Simply put:
while some emergency contraception blocks implantation, the emergency contraception that’s covered in the law blocks ovulation — not implantation.
Of course that won’t stop the lawsuits or likely factor into the opinions of perhaps five Supreme Court justices when the first major Obamacare
contraception decision drops this Summer.
Okay, just stop it with this. No, the Obama campaign wasn’t handing out free phones in exchange for votes. However, there’s definitely a
program that offers low-cost telephones to citizens who can’t afford one. The truth is
the Lifeline program has been around since 1984 when, that’s right, Ronald Reagan helped to create it. In 1996, the Federal Communications
Commission (FCC) set up a non-profit outfit called the Universal Service Administrative Company, which receives financial backing via the Universal
Service Fund. According to its website, money for the program
is contributed entirely by “long distance companies, local telephone companies, wireless telephone companies, paging companies, and payphone
providers,” and none of the funding comes from taxpayers via the federal government. It’s all privately donated money.
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edit on 17-7-2014 by HauntWok because: (no reason given)