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The fact vs. fiction mid-term election thread

 
 
Reply Wed 27 Oct, 2010 02:38 pm
Any bullshit lies you want to expose? Here's the place.

Here's one my totally delusional parents have been spouting off about lately. They say the Democrats are planning to impose a 1% transaction tax after the elections, but they, being the sinister evil monolithic group that they all so obviously are, have been keeping it a secret so that they can keep as many of their evil ilk in power. This tax would mean that if you deposit $3,000 in your bank, you would owe the government $30 on that transaction, and it would be imposed anytime you did any transaction at a bank. They're so evil!

Here's the truth, as Factcheck.org sees it:

http://factcheck.org/2010/09/1-transaction-tax/

Q: Is "Obama’s finance team" recommending a 1 percent tax on all bank transactions, as a chain e-mail claims?

A: No. This idea was first floated in 2004 by one House member, who says it would replace the federal income tax and eliminate the national debt. So far it has gone nowhere.

This is an idea originally floated in 2004 by a single member of Congress, Democratic Rep. Chaka Fattah of Pennsylvania. So far it has attracted little support and gone nowhere. The White House has not endorsed it.


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Any other big lies you've heard? Expose the lying bastards here!
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djjd62
 
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Reply Wed 27 Oct, 2010 03:03 pm
fact: there is a mid term election


fiction: something other than more government will be elected
kickycan
 
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Reply Wed 27 Oct, 2010 03:25 pm
@djjd62,
Well, that's a start at least. Anyone else? Maybe something a little more substantive?
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H2O MAN
 
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Reply Wed 27 Oct, 2010 03:36 pm
FACT: Obama democrats are facing a historic ass kicking by the American people.

FICTION: Obama democrats are doing the work of the American people.
parados
 
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Reply Wed 27 Oct, 2010 03:44 pm
@H2O MAN,
H2O MAN wrote:

FACT: Obama democrats are facing a historic ass kicking by the American people.

FICTION: Obama democrats are doing the work of the American people.

Fact - The GOP won't balance the budget and if they implement tax cuts they will make the deficits worse.
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squinney
 
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Reply Wed 27 Oct, 2010 03:50 pm
Fiction: We need to elect Republicans so they can give tax cuts to the wealthy and corporations that create jobs.

Fact: The issue is whether or not to RENEW the Bush tax cuts that have already been in place since 2003. They have had 7 years to create jobs. If tax cuts for the wealthy / corporations were going to work, why did we have a recession that followed their implementation? Why isn't everyone working? Maybe it's because that whole trickle down theory thing doesn't work!
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rabel22
 
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Reply Fri 29 Oct, 2010 02:02 pm
Fiction, The Tea party isent a conservative construct.
Fact, Follow the money.
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