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The Invincible Lie: Part II

CVN65 Wrote: Jul 13, 2012 8:33 AM
The other big lie they always try to pass off is when they decry "subsidies" for oil and gas companies. They make it seem as though taxpayer dollars are being handed to them for free, as with Solyndra or Tesla, rather than acknowledge that they are merely reductions in taxes collected. It is nigh impossible to get them to admit this and is as likely to make any difference.
Wayne251 Wrote: Jul 13, 2012 8:50 AM
It's just another way they learned from the soviets. How to get the useful idiots to call a tax payment from a capital generating, job creating company a payment from taxes to them. Kind of like saying that Obama care isn't a tax, because the useful idiots created the tax.

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

Nothing produces more of a sense of the futility of facts than seeing someone in the mass media repeating some notion that has been refuted innumerable times over the years.

On July 9th, on CNN's program "The Situation Room" with Wolf Blitzer, commentator Gloria Borger discussed President Obama's plan to continue the temporary extension of the tax rates established under the Bush administration -- except for the top brackets, where Obama wanted the tax rates raised.

Ms. Borger said, "if you're going to lower the tax...