Thursday, June 16, 2011

Liar, liar pants on fire

Ezra Klein quotes Mitt Romney as saying, “We have seen the most anti-investment, antigrowth, antijob strategy in America since Jimmy Carter. The result has been it’s harder and harder for people to find work.”

Klein makes it clear that Romney is using the standard Republican strategy: lie.
By any measure, this is absurd. Taxes are at a 50-year low. The Dow has staged a roaring recovery. Business profits are near record levels. And the economy has gone from losing 780,000 jobs a month to gaining about 160,000 jobs a month. That is to say, it’s getting easier and easier for people to find work, even if it’s not nearly easy enough.
The tragedy of it is that the Republicans tend to get away with it. When will the American people recognize lies and punish the liars for what they are?

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