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Norman Bernstein
04-10-2015, 02:23 PM
I suspect Politifact and the other fact-checking sites are going to have a richly rewarding election season.


Danny Vinik (http://www.newrepublic.com/article/121499/ted-cruz-wrongly-claims-obamacare-destroyed-more-jobs-it-created): “On Thursday, CNBC published an interview (http://www.cnbc.com/id/102570583) with Senator Ted Cruz … Cruz demonstrated once again why it’s so hard to envision him as the nation’s top executive: He simply refuses to incorporate new facts into his understanding of the economy.”“’The simple reality is millions of Americans are hurting right now under the Obama economy,’ Cruz said. ‘Yes, some jobs are being created, but not nearly as many have been destroyed. The rich, the top 1 percent, today earn a higher share of our income than any year since 1928.’”

“When Republicans first warned of Obamacare’s threats to the economy, they, including Cruz (https://www.facebook.com/SenatorTedCruz/posts/410237989088507), repeatedly predicted events along that first reading … Instead, this has happened:”

http://wp.newrepublic.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/fredgraph-624x414.jpg

“As you can see from the graph, there’s no point when Obamacare sent a ripple through businesses and stymied job growth. Even if you give Cruz the benefit of the doubt and assume he was imagining a hypothetical, Obamacare-less world, the chart shows why the GOP has had to mute its claims that Obamacare would destroy the economy.”

S.V. Airlie
04-10-2015, 02:26 PM
Now that his wife doesn't have a health p0lan to cover his health insurance for him, I hope he's enjoying Obamacare!

John of Phoenix
04-10-2015, 03:12 PM
US corporations are now sitting on more cash than ever before. When they start spending and expanding and hiring, this economy will REALLY take off, leaving all these red imbeciles to invent lie for themselves and their ever shrinking base.

hokiefan
04-10-2015, 03:20 PM
US corporations are now sitting on more cash than ever before. When they start spending and expanding and hiring, this economy will REALLY take off, leaving all these red imbeciles to invent lie for themselves and their ever shrinking base.

Thing is, they won't spend a dime unless they see a demand for their product. That would be more likely to actually happen if the average consumer was getting a small slice of that pile of cash.

Cheers,

Bobby

Keith Wilson
04-10-2015, 03:25 PM
The rich, the top 1 percent, today earn a higher share of our income than any year since 1928.And just about every Republican is advocating polices that would make this worse. Well, I suppose we should be grateful that they admit (at least in public) that it's a bad thing.

John of Phoenix
04-10-2015, 03:28 PM
Thing is, they won't spend a dime unless they see a demand for their product. That would be more likely to actually happen if the average consumer was getting a small slice of that pile of cash.

Cheers,

BobbyAmen.

I get asked to fill out polls and surveys from all kinds of progressive organizations. I tell them their #1 priority should be fixing "income inequality".