The greatest lie ever told, the ones Republicans most want you to believe, is that President Obama is a classic tax and spend liberal.
In truth, under Obama taxes have hit a 30-year low, in part because of tax cuts enacted by the president as part of the stimulus package.
Average federal tax rates are lower than they were under Ronald Reagan, George H.W. Bush, Bill Clinton and George W. Bush.
These are numbers from the Congressional Budget Office and it doesn’t matter if you look at just income taxes or all federal taxes combined, under President Obama, taxes are at a 30 year low.
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For those hoping that conservatives will come to their senses sometime soon and
understand that climate change is a real and present danger to our planet and
our survival, stop hoping. Not happening. The fossil fuel industry has been
successful in using paid politicians, lobbyists and hacks to turn an issue that
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‘Mitt Romney is speaking to the NAACP. The audience has been polite as he droned on with his usual campaign rhetoric sprinkled with “chocolate” to seem relevant. Romney said that he would reform education with more charter schools. He did not mention his big dollar donors, the Koch Brothers, who are fighting integration in schools in North Carolina. (See my earlier post.) Mitt Romney said he would support “traditional marriage” unashamed by his pandering. When he said he would support repealing of “Obamacare“, Romney received a chorus of boos. He also said he would rid the government of every non-essential federal program. He must have been referring to his adoption of the Paul Ryan Budget where there are severe cuts to social programs like Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security. Mr. Romney did not speak of jobs or how he would specifically lift the black community out of historical poverty. This was not a great speech and, IMHO, he did not convince any blacks to give him their vote.
The speech just ended. Analysis by pundits on CNN was lukewarm. —GoodOleWoody