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Fiscal Cliff Notes: Part II

Jim Oakland Wrote: Dec 06, 2012 9:46 AM
You statement lacks logic. The are two cases you did not consider: 1) We could believe that Bush did not cause the mess. 2) We could view a stimulus as the wrong solution to the "mess." Calling us names does not add to your argument.

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...