It Wasn’t Me

Ron Paul was quite the racist and still is since he hasn’t the integrity to apologize for it written in his name. Only repentance brings redemption.

Yes, Macroeconomics 101 is Correct

“Some Simple Deficit Reduction Arithmetic”: Kash Mansori notes that it takes more than a $100 cut in government spending to cut the deficit by $100. The reason is fairly simple. A cut in government spending causes output and income to fall, and the resulting fall in tax revenue increases the deficit offsetting some of the …

Do Conservatives Ever Tell the Truth?

Yes, but not for long.  Mark Thoma shoots down the conservative think tank site that caught the Wall Street Journal, a paper I no longer subscribe to, in a lie and immediately reversed itself for “editorial reasons.”  There is no truth in conservative ideology when intellectual dishonesty of this sort is the rule. “The Disappearing …

Budget Sense and Nonsense « The Baseline Scenario

Budget Sense and Nonsense « The Baseline Scenario: “So, let’s recap. The medium-term deficit problem was created by Bush tax cuts and by an unfunded Bush-era expansion of Medicare. The long-term deficit problem is all about Medicare. Yet the only solution that Republicans can think of is reducing spending–but not Medicare spending. Of course, this …

MSNBC’s Ratigan battles McCaughey – Ben Smith – POLITICO.com

MSNBC’s Ratigan battles McCaughey – Ben Smith – POLITICO.com: Visit msnbc.com for Breaking News, World News, and News about the Economy (Via Politico.com.) McCaughey gets her rear end handed to her. This is what happens when someone demands an actual answer to a question. Technorati Tags: healthcare reform

On Liars

Twenty-six Lies About H.R. 3200 | FactCheck.org: “A few readers alerted us to the fact that a state representative in North Carolina, Rep. Curtis Blackwood, published a version of the e-mail in a newsletter to constituents, telling them that while going through e-mail, he came across ‘some interesting information on the Democrats’ big health care bill, …

Faux News

Media Matters – Goler reverses meaning of Obama quote to falsely suggest he supports European-style health care: (Via Media Matters.) Now they are just straight lying. How can this network have any credibility?

CNN Political Ticker: All politics, all the time Blog Archive – Fact Check: Is Obama ‘palling around with terrorists’? « – Blogs from CNN.com

CNN Political Ticker: All politics, all the time Blog Archive – Fact Check: Is Obama ‘palling around with terrorists’? « – Blogs from CNN.com: “Verdict: False. There is no indication that Ayers and Obama are now ‘palling around,’ or that they have had an ongoing relationship in the past three years. Also, there is nothing …

FactCheck.org: Energetically Wrong

FactCheck.org: Energetically Wrong: “Palin claims Alaska ‘produces nearly 20 percent of the U.S. domestic supply of energy.’ That’s not true. Alaska did produce 14 percent of all the oil from U.S. wells last year, but that’s a far cry from all the ‘energy’ produced in the U.S. Alaska’s share of domestic energy production was 3.5 …

FactCheck.org: McCain-Palin Distorts Our Finding

FactCheck.org: McCain-Palin Distorts Our Finding: “A McCain-Palin ad has FactCheck.org calling Obama’s attacks on Palin ‘absolutely false’ and ‘misleading.’ That’s what we said, but it wasn’t about Obama. Our article criticized anonymous e-mail falsehoods and bogus claims about Palin posted around the Internet. We have no evidence that any of the claims we found to …