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MythBusting 13 – Barney Frank, the CRA, and Fannie/Freddie caused the crash!

MythBusting 13 – Barney Frank, the CRA, and Fannie/Freddie caused the crash!

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. Republican policies are awful. Not just, “man, that sucks” awful, but train-wreck-in-slow-motion, spectacularly awful to the point of shaking America to her very foundations awful. Don’t believe me? Consider: * Republican boilerplate policies are to drastically scale back regulations in the …Wait! Don’t stop there!

MythBusting 12 – The Librul Mainstream Media Conspiracy

MythBusting 12 – The Librul Mainstream Media Conspiracy

Of all the various conspiracies invoked by the Conservatives, this one is the Big Kahuna. It’s so commonplace…so ingrained into their way of thinking that they simply accept it as fact…without thought or question, no longer even realizing that every time they say “MSM,” “Main Stream Media,” or the variant …Wait! Don’t stop there!

MythBusting #11 – Benghazi

MythBusting #11 – Benghazi

Disclaimer: There’s still a lot we don’t know about the events in Libya that led to the deaths of four US citizens. As such, I expect to be revising this piece as more complete and detailed information comes in. This piece came about at the request of one of our …Wait! Don’t stop there!

Myth Busting #10 – Obama Hasn’t Submitted A Budget!

Myth Busting #10 – Obama Hasn’t Submitted A Budget!

This is a great, commonly spouted talking point from the right, that supposedly demonstrates Obama’s criminal negligence when it comes to performing his duties. The problem, of course, is that like most things conservatives say, it’s not true, and PROVED not true with the most minimal of fact checking. Here …Wait! Don’t stop there!

Myth Busting #9 – We Must Lower Income Taxes For The Wealthy In Order To Create Jobs!

Myth Busting #9 – We Must Lower Income Taxes For The Wealthy In Order To Create Jobs!

This will be a short post. That’s the claim conservatives love to make. It is a central part of their theology. A pity it not only isn’t true, but has NEVER been true, as this chart clearly shows. There couldn’t really BE a more damning indictment of one of the …Wait! Don’t stop there!

Myth Busting #8 – D-PIM (Death Panels & the Individual Mandate)

Myth Busting #8 – D-PIM (Death Panels & the Individual Mandate)

Since it’s not possible to prove a negative, I am unable to “prove” that death panels don’t exist, except to point out that having read the entire law (a process that took about two weeks, and is highly recommended if you suffer from insomnia), I find no references to Death …Wait! Don’t stop there!

Myth Busting #7 – Republicans Are Better for The Economy!

Myth Busting #7 – Republicans Are Better for The Economy!

Mirror, Mirror, On the Wall, Which Party is the Best Job Creator Of Them All? Recently, folks on the left have been posting an impressive statistic re: job creation numbers by administration, showing the Democrats as clearly superior in this regard to Republican administrations. The republicans (rightly) point out that …Wait! Don’t stop there!

Myth Busting #6 – The Stimulus Didn’t Work

Myth Busting #6 – The Stimulus Didn’t Work

Many conservatives can’t quite wrap their heads around the notion that things are better now than they were three years ago. They HATE that. They WANT the economy to fail…the misery to be prolonged so they can sweep back into power again in November, and much to their chagrin, the …Wait! Don’t stop there!

Myth Busting #5 – 47% of Americans Pay ZERO Taxes!

Myth Busting #5 – 47% of Americans Pay ZERO Taxes!

More correctly, this should say “47% of Americans pay no FEDERAL income taxes,” but even when used in its correct form (which, in my experience, is less than half the time), it is another meaningless statistic, used by the conservative crowd to whip the base into a parasite-hating frenzy, so …Wait! Don’t stop there!

Myth Busting #4 – The Republican Led House of Reps Has Passed a Ton of Jobs Bills!

Myth Busting #4 – The Republican Led House of Reps Has Passed a Ton of Jobs Bills!

Much attention has been paid in the conservative blogasverse to the fact that the R-controlled House of Representatives has sent “lots of jobs bills” to the Senate, and the Librocommiefascist Harry Reid won’t even let them come to the floor to be considered. Thus, they say, it is the Demoroaches/Demorats/Dimtards …Wait! Don’t stop there!

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