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Qtec
09-17-2011, 12:18 AM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body"> Is Social Security a Ponzi scheme as Republican Presidential candidate Rick Perry claims? Noted author and former U.S. Labor Secretary Robert Reich debunks that claim and five other lies the right-wing tells about taxes, government and the economy. The lies Reich debunks:

1) Tax cuts to the rich and corporations trickle down to the rest of us. (<span style='font-size: 14pt'>No it doesn't</span> and <span style='font-size: 17pt'>it never has.</span>)

2) If you shrink government you create jobs. (No, you get rid of jobs that way.)

3) High taxes on the rich hurts the economy. (No, the economy grew when the US did this under Eisenhower.)

4) Debt is to be avoided and it is mostly caused by Medicare. (No, if debt is properly used to grow the economy, it becomes a smaller part of the budget because of increased revenue and Medicare has the lowest overhead of any health insurance plan out there.)

5) Social Security is a Ponzi scheme (No, its solid for 26 years. Rick Perry is "lying through his teeth" says Reich. Social Security is solid beyond that if the rich pay the same percentage in social security taxes as the rest of us do.)

6) We need to tax the poor. (This is what Republicans have been proposing when they say any tax reform needs to involve all Americans because poor people pay no income tax. The poor have no money and taxing them will not solve our budget problems.)
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link (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FBsaMM7jV-4&feature=player_embedded#!)

learn (http://videocafe.crooksandliars.com/heather/robert-reich-debunks-six-big-lies-about-ec)

These lies are repeated every day by the GOP and the RW on the board.

Q

LWW
09-17-2011, 03:21 AM
Beyond the point that everything he said is demonstrably false ... he made some good funnies.

Gayle in MD
09-17-2011, 05:10 AM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Qtec</div><div class="ubbcode-body"> <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body"> Is Social Security a Ponzi scheme as Republican Presidential candidate Rick Perry claims? Noted author and former U.S. Labor Secretary Robert Reich debunks that claim and five other lies the right-wing tells about taxes, government and the economy. The lies Reich debunks:

1) Tax cuts to the rich and corporations trickle down to the rest of us. (<span style='font-size: 14pt'>No it doesn't</span> and <span style='font-size: 17pt'>it never has.</span>)

2) If you shrink government you create jobs. (No, you get rid of jobs that way.)

3) High taxes on the rich hurts the economy. (No, the economy grew when the US did this under Eisenhower.)

4) Debt is to be avoided and it is mostly caused by Medicare. (No, if debt is properly used to grow the economy, it becomes a smaller part of the budget because of increased revenue and Medicare has the lowest overhead of any health insurance plan out there.)

5) Social Security is a Ponzi scheme (No, its solid for 26 years. Rick Perry is "lying through his teeth" says Reich. Social Security is solid beyond that if the rich pay the same percentage in social security taxes as the rest of us do.)

6) We need to tax the poor. (This is what Republicans have been proposing when they say any tax reform needs to involve all Americans because poor people pay no income tax. The poor have no money and taxing them will not solve our budget problems.)
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link (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FBsaMM7jV-4&feature=player_embedded#!)

learn (http://videocafe.crooksandliars.com/heather/robert-reich-debunks-six-big-lies-about-ec)

These lies are repeated every day by the GOP and the RW on the board.

Q

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I am always trying to figure out....are they really that stupid, or is it just part of their "State of Denial,"...condition, their basic approach to life.

We all know the definition of insanity, and it's clear, Repiglicans, and their supporters, display it, daily.

Given the stunning ignorance of the Repiglican base, is there any wonder why this country goes down the debt pit, everytime Repiglicans are in power?

G.

Qtec
09-17-2011, 07:00 PM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Beyond the point that everything he said is <u>demonstrably false </u> </div></div>

...but you demonstrate nothing.

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Qtec
09-17-2011, 07:30 PM
learn (http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-572077907195969915)

Contradiction is not an argument.

Just saying "no it isn't ' is just dumb.



Q