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Old 12-13-2011, 11:43 AM
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Default Re: Katherine's pants are on fire

Originally Posted by Parallax View Post
Last time she was here, she said US federal government spent a trillion dollars and did not have anything to show for it. In a post I explained how her claim was simply wrong. Now she is saying that US spent more than a trillion dollars and did not get anything. Which is a bigger lie than the original one. I don't what to say, either she thinks we (her audience) are so dumb she can get away with it or working in reason magazine (the irony) has made her immune to reality.

I hope Bob & co. make sure Ms. Mangu-Ward issues a correction.
Republicans commonly refer to all the funds appropriated by the stimulus bill as "spending". Yes, it's hypocritical, because they generally protest it when cutting taxes are referred to as spending, but her main point, I think, is that the stimulus bill had no effect. Certainly, the aid to the states was moronic - as those jobs would be lost later on anyway.

Also, you actually think you're going to get a correction, even if your point is correct? Good luck with that.
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