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Can't Make a Choice Based on Lies

Kathy119 Wrote: Oct 04, 2012 1:46 PM
The poor have gotten next to nothing from Obama? How about food stamps, disability, unemployment extensions? Maybe some in the middle class got the housing credit or the old car credit but most of us keep toiling away being asked to pay more for everyone else while we struggle to put away money for our own children's education or our own retirement. As Romney said, is it important enough to borrow money for your grandchildren to repay someday? Very little qualifies for that.

A version of this column appeared originally in THE DAILY BEAST.

Both presidential candidates describe this election as the most important choice in a generation and insist that the outcome will fatefully shape the direction of government and society.

But voters can’t make a meaningful decision when the discussion during the last month of the campaign (and, undoubtedly, much of the televised debate on Wednesday night) will be based on shameless, embarrassing lies.

Those lies flow most egregiously (but not exclusively) from the President of the United States.

Every day Barack Obama frames the electoral decision as a stark choice...