The research discrediting the Reinhart-Rogoff study is upending the economic policy discussion everywhere. Everywhere, apparently, except for HBO’s new series “Vice,” which recently featured Kenneth Rogoff as an expert on austerity.
The Latest Lie
Republicans are now claiming President Obama is for big spending cuts that gut government and the things we do to make our lives better, and that Republicans are not for gutting spending. This one is almost funny, if it weren’t for the damage that will be done to people if the Republicans cause the “sequester” [...]
The election is over, but right-wingers are back at it with another big, out-of-context lie. This time they are claiming that Hillary Clinton said something that she did not say. There’s an immediate context and a bigger context, both wildly distorted. As the right-wing cult plunges ever-farther into their own delusional worldview their language, interpretations [...]
Candidate Mitt Romney is trying to “get the job done” of winning, doing anything and saying anything to accomplish that, no matter the hard done in his wake. After doubling down and scaring Ohio’s auto workers with his “Jeep moving all its jobs to China” lie, now he has revived his “Obama gutted the work [...]
The things Mitt Romney says can just astonish you. Romney shows a wondrous perfection of the ability to smile and just say whatever needs to be said at the moment to make the sale. This time he tries to scare Ohioans by saying Jeep is leaving the country and taking all its jobs with it [...]
Mitt Romney told a lie Friday, scaring Ohio’s Jeep workers with a claim that Jeep is shutting down US manufacturing and moving it to China. Now he is doubling down on this lie with a new ad. He is calculating that the lies will scare enough poorly-informed people to vote his way, never mind the [...]
Campaigning alongside Pat Robertson today, Mitt Romney implied that President Obama plans to “take God off our coins.”
Now Mitt Romney is saying that President Obama gave us “:four straight trillion-dollar deficits.” Since we are in Obama’s third budget year, a different President must have brought us trillion-dollar deficits. Was it Bill Clinton?
The Romney Claim
A new Romney ad says President Obama “used his health care plan to declare war on religion, forcing religious institutions to go against their faith.” Apparently the Romney campaign can’t find any criticisms of President Obama that are actually true.
Did President Obama tell business owners they didn’t build their businesses. That’s what the entire right-wing media machine is saying he said. What did he really say?
Drudge Report headline: “Obama Goes Wild: ‘If you’ve got a business, you didn’t build that. Somebody else made that happen’…”