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10 Lies Republicans Tell, over and over and over !
Paul Joseph Goebbels, Hitler’s Minister of Propaganda said, "The most brilliant propagandist technique… must confine itself to a few points and repeat them over and over and over. “
He exploited the lowest instincts of people – anger, fear, racism, xenophobia, and class envy. Aided by the effects of the Depression and with sober psychological calculation he led the masses wherever he wanted them to go. And that’s exactly what Republicans do.
Lying and deception is the basis of Republican techniques including personal attacks, defamation, half-truths, name-calling or any other technique that is based on dishonesty or deception. A simple slogan is repeated until it is taken as truth… “death panels” or asking “where are the jobs”, as if they themselves have no obligation to create employment policy. Remember when Senator McCain railed about immigration, “the federal government has failed to protect this nation’s borders.” He IS the federal government.
Republicans take elements of truth and false generalizations and merge them to supplant the accurate perception. In other words...REPUBLICANS LIE!
1. REPUBLICANS LIE ABOUT HEALTHCARE:
Republicans told too many lies about healthcare to repeat. They convinced people that the new measures would boot them out of their private insurance into a government-run program; that it was really being established in order to give"reparations" to African Americans and to create "death panels" for old people.
Republican States Attorney’s across the country have filed lawsuits challenging the constitutionality of the mandate, a Republican idea, supported in the past by Sen. Grassley and Sen. Orrin Hatch.
Our brave young men and women died and we gave the Iraqis universal healthcare, so why is it too expensive for Americans?
2. REPUBLICANS LIE about the effects of regulations on business:
In their ninth annual Doing Business" report which ranks 183 countries and determines how “business-friendly” they are, The World Bank ranked the United States number four in the “ease of doing business category“, while 65 percent of respondents to a recent Wall Street Journal survey of economists, concluded that a lack of demand, not government policy, was the main impediment to increased hiring.
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics
“McClatchy reached out to owners of small businesses to find out whether they indeed were being choked by regulations; whether uncertainty over taxes affected their hiring plans and whether the health care overhaul was helping or hurting their business.
None of the business owners complained about regulation in their particular industries, and most seemed to welcome it….”. Many of the businesses pointed to how the Stimulus kept them afloat.
3. REPUBLICANS LIE about the Stimulus
4. REPUBLICANS LIE about drilling and the Keystone XL Pipeline:
Much to the chagrin of the “drill baby drill” crowd, the President has kept the oil industry out of ANWAR, and recently disallowed the XL-Pipeline. To let Republicans tell it, the oil supply and employment in the industry have been stymied by this President. It is a lie.
From The Los Angeles Times:
Oil imports down, domestic production highest since 2003
“.... the United States reduced net imports of crude oil last year by 10%, or 1 million barrels a day. The U.S. now imports 45% of its petroleum, down from 57% in 2008, and is on track to meet Obama’s long-term goal, the administration maintains.
Imports have fallen, in part, because the United States has increased domestic oil and gas production in recent years....Current production, about 5.6 million barrels a day, is the highest since 2003.
The U.S. has been the world’s largest producer of natural gas since 2009, the report says. Use of renewable sources of energy, such as wind and solar, is still relatively small but has doubled since 2008.
The report credits administration policies for the improvements. It cites initiatives such as the higher fuel efficiency of passenger cars, the jump in renewable energy output, and improved weatherization of 1 million homes.
Boehner has significant investments in the Keystone XL Pipeline Project so he has actively promoted an agenda that will benefit him financially. If the Republicans were really interested in job creation, they would have passed the infrastructure bill. Construction workers could repair roads and bridges from now until eternity, but then again, I guess Boehner’s not invested in I-95.
5. REPUBLICANS LIE about taxes and tax cuts.
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