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Obama's Tax Reform Flip-flop

ajb3 Wrote: Jan 29, 2015 12:41 AM
He actually didn't say 70% of people, he said 70% of assets, which is more believable--it would make sense that a larger percentage of assets would be held by people with higher income who can contribute more, even if it's a smaller percentage of people. And I think that just shows how so many politicians, and especially our President, are skilled at using truth in order to lie. That is, they say things that are technically true in a way that leads people to believe in something that's false. I'm sure that many people, who (unlike June1865) don't bother to check, will hear this and think that his proposal was going to hit mostly rich people, which is false.
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Obama's Tax Reform Flip-flop

ajb3 Wrote: Jan 28, 2015 1:49 AM
Aaaaaand it looks like he's flipped again. Or flopped again. Anyway, CNBC is reporting that he has dropped the plan. http://www.cnbc.com/id/102355633 Thank you, Glenn!
"The face-melting hypocrisy at play is so astounding that I genuinely can't decide if it's acute self-delusion or masters-level trolling." I vote for #3. That is: when he says something, he does not care one whit about whether it's true or not. He will say whatever he thinks will sound good. It's pointless to even ask whether he believes it or not, because I don't think he cares about whether he believes what he says.
Dunno about anyone else, but I'm not sure I can handle a clean-shaven Mark Steyn...
In the liberal world, once you state that there is "overwhelming evidence" of something, that statement itself becomes the overwhelming evidence. You don't need to provide any other facts.
"I don't feel safe with a gun in my house". On the other hand, he just feels TOTALLY safe carrying around a gun in his backpack that any bully in school could have swiped. Brilliant.
"It's strange China is putting such an emphasis on improving a sports team when there are so many other things that the country could strive to fix." -- But it's predictable when you give one leader too much power. The leader's personal annoyances and pet peeves become the country's top priority.
Actually, I might have signed the petition--if I could be guaranteed that the citizens to be deported were members of the Executive Branch, starting from the top.
Instead of postponing their exams, I think Columbia should just graduate them with honors. After all, they've succeeded in writing a mound of tripe that persuaded the administration to give them what they want--and isn't the exact thing they're being trained for, as future lawyers? They don't need more classes, they're ready to start defending murderers and suing innocent businesses now. OK, maybe I've gotten a tad cynical...
Does Columbia have fraternities? If so, fraternity members should complain that they've been distressed by the unjust smear on their reputation by the untrue Rolling Stone article, and demand to have their own exams postponed.
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