WaPo fact checks Obama's Kansas chat - uh oh


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Dec 24, 2009
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not good when the WaPo turns the light of truth on Dear Leader

read um and weep

“I mean, understand, it's not as if we haven't tried this theory. Remember in those years, in 2001 and 2003, Congress passed two of the most expensive tax cuts for the wealthy in history. And what did they get us? The slowest job growth in half a century.”
-- President Obama, Dec. 6, 2011

Channeling his inner Teddy Roosevelt, President Obama on Tuesday gave a feisty speech in Osawatomie, Kan., that sought to rebut Republican arguments that he is waging class warfare. He argued that the issue was one of fairness for the broad middle class, drawing repeated contrasts to the presidency of George W. Bush.
We’ll leave the politics to others, but how accurate were some of his facts?

its detailed at the link. some of you will already know, others won't look because you don't want to admit it but here it is in case you're interested.
Facts and Obama....well I should say, facts and radical liberals like Obama are completely unfamiliar with each other. Which I guess one could conclude from that, that liberals and reality also do not know each other. Going a bit further, if one believes the pronouncements by Obama, one must be either ignorant or a communist. But, with the hard left controlling most of the media, many Americans are not smart enough to over come the lies.

This little bit is a nice summary...

Take the claim of an extreme unfairness at the heart of Obama's address: "Some billionaires have a tax rate as low as one percent. One percent. That is the height of unfairness. It is wrong. It's wrong that in the United States of America, a teacher or a nurse or a construction worker, maybe earns $50,000 a year, should pay a higher tax rate than somebody raking in $50 million."

It's a guaranteed applause line and a total fabrication. As Washington Post Fact Checker Glenn Kessler reported yesterday, "an administration official conceded the White House had no actual data to back up the president's assertion, but argued that other reports showed that some of the wealthy pay little in taxes." So Obama's case for the higher taxes required to fund his exploding federal spending rest on hearsay.

Similarly, Obama endlessly repeats his contention that the Bush tax cuts of 2001 and 2003 were "the most expensive tax cuts for the wealthy in history." That characterization is the key to his claim that his predecessor's policies caused the Great Recession of 2008, as well as "the slowest job growth in half a century and massive deficits." But again, as noted by Kessler, Obama "should not suggest that the Bush tax cuts were aimed only at the wealthy, since that is not correct." Obama can make whatever arguments he likes for his policies, but surely that's possible without doing rhetorical violence to the facts.

Read more at the Washington Examiner: http://washington*************/opin...sault-facts-and-history/1983026#ixzz1g2l9opgy