Discussion in 'Politics' started by Lumpy 1, Oct 6, 2012.
..it just seems hypo hypocritical for Democrats to whine about lies and flip flops...
I think the problem is, not so much that politicians spin and lie- they all do that.
Romney's thing was that for the last six years, he wanted nothing to do with "Massachusetts Mitt", the sensible, pro-choice, pro-gay rights, pro-government moderate to liberal guy he actually was for most of his political career.
For the last six years, he's been "Severely-Conservative Mitt". The guy who isn't going to let your wife get an abortion if she is carrying her rapist's baby. Mr. "I like to be able to fire people". Mr. "I'm not worried about the 47%".
That is, until the debate, when Massachusetts Mitt escaped from whatever cellar they had him locked in, and showed up at the debate and said, "Trust me, I really do like Poor People!"
If he pulled this shit during the primaries, the right would have been screaming bloody murder and rallying behind Santorum.
But right now, he's the last chance you all have to get rid of Obama, so you'll grin and bear it.
Mitt Romney turned in a polished performance in last night's presidential debate – and revealed himself to be an accomplished and unapologetic liar. In an evening where he sought to slice and dice the president with statistics, Romney baldly misrepresented his own policy prescriptions, made up numbers to fit his attacks and buried clear contrasts with the president under a heaping pile of horseshit.
Here are mendacious Mitt's five most outrageous statements:
1. "I don't have a $5 trillion tax cut." Romney flatly lied about the cost of his proposal to cut income-tax rates across the board by another 20 percent (undercutting even the low rates of the Bush tax cuts). Independent economists at the Tax Policy Center have shown that the price tag for those cuts is $360 billion in the first year, a cost that extrapolates to $5 trillion over a decade.
2. "I will not reduce the taxes paid by high-income Americans." Romney has claimed that he will pay for his tax cuts by closing a variety of loopholes and deductions. The factual problem? Romney hasn't named a single loophole he's willing to close; worse, there's no way to offset $5 trillion in tax cuts even if you get rid of the entire universe of deductions for the wealthy that Romney has not put off the table (like the carried interest loophole or the 15 percent capital gains rate.) The Tax Policy Center report concludes that Romney's proposal would create a "net tax cut for high-income tax payers and a net tax increase for lower- and or middle-income taxpayers." Moreover, some of Romney's tax cuts are micro-targeted at American dynasties, particularly his proposal to eliminate the estate tax, which would reduce his own sons' tax burden by tens of millions of dollars.
3. "We've got 23 million people out of work or [who have] stopped looking for work in this country." Romney is lying for effect. The nation's crisis of joblessness is bad, but not 23 million bad. The official figure is 12.5 million unemployed. An additional 2.6 million Americans have stopped looking for jobs. How does Romney gin up his eye-popping 23 million figure? He counts more than 8 million wage earners who hold part-time jobs as also being "out of work."
4. Obamacare "puts in place an unelected board that's going to tell people ultimately what kind of treatments they can have." Romney is reviving Sarah Palin's old death panels lie here. Obamacare does establish an Independent Payment Advisory Board to help constrain the growth of Medicare spending. The body has no authority to dictate the practices of the private insurance marketplace. And the law also makes explicit that this body is banned from rationing care or limiting medical benefits to seniors.
5. "Pre-existing conditions are covered under my plan." In the biggest whopper of the night, Romney suggested that his health care proposal would guarantee coverage to Americans with pre-existing conditions. This is just not true. Under Romney, if you have a pre-existing condition and have been unable to obtain insurance coverage or if you have had to drop coverage for more than 90 days because you lost your job or couldn't afford the premiums, you would be shit out of luck. Insurance companies could continue to discriminate and deny you coverage, as even Romney's top adviser conceded after the debate was over.
Read more: The First Debate: Mitt Romney's Five Biggest Lies | Politics News | Rolling Stone
Lol, Romney has been "severely conservative"
And Obama has been SEVERELY SOCIALIST...
This administration wouldn't know the truth if it kicked them in the ass, yet his followers fall for it...
The Dow has doubled in the last four years...
If this is "Socialism", Wall Street should be all for it.
Do you believe you're this hypo-critical when it comes to Obama?
No hypocrisy at all.
I said- from day one- I will not vote for Romney because he is a Mormon.
I was REALLY clear on that point.
The only reason why Obama is getting my vote is because he's not a Mormon.
ok now, could you post all the Obama lies..? interested in reading about them
I see plenty of lies and misdirections in this leftist article..I'm not surprised you don't though..
Separate names with a comma.