In response to:

Fiscal Cliff Notes: Part II

BK22 Wrote: Dec 06, 2012 10:57 AM
Don't play stupid. You guys have a short memory. The stimulus was the fix to the Bush mess. ______________________ Somehow you continue to BE stupid and not play at all. The Dems took control of Congress in Jan of 2007 some 12 months BEFORE the recession. In addition, YOU STILL neglect the FACT that the stimulus was part of the resulting deficit. As I have are economically illiterate.

Editor's Note: This column is part II in a series. Part I can be found here.

One of the big advantages that President Obama has, as he plays "chicken" with the Congressional Republicans along the "fiscal cliff," is that Obama is a master of the plausible lie, which will never be exposed by the mainstream media-- nor, apparently, by the Republicans.

A key lie that has been repeated over and over, largely unanswered, is that President Bush's "tax cuts for the rich" cost the government so much lost tax revenue that this added to the budget deficit-- so...