Daily Archives: August 5, 2010
Governor Palin and PolitiFact have gone back-and forth twice over the Bush tax cuts, the economy and the budget. They did not like her interview with Chris Wallace, on FOX News Sunday. Watch the interview below (FYI, this is the “cojones” one, which caused some serious uproar):
Politifact then responded with this article. Here are some highlights of their disagreement:
The problem is, she’s distorting the Democrats’ proposals. They plan to raise taxes on the wealthiest tax payers, and it would not result in the largest tax increase in U.S. history.
That $3.8 trillion — the number she wrote on her hand — is the cost over 10 years if all the Bush tax cuts expired. Democrats say they want to keep the tax cuts for individuals who make less than $200,000 and couples who make less than $250,000.
Of course, Governor Palin pretty much dislikes misconstrued statements, especially when it comes to the US’ economy. She took to her computer, and responded with the Facebook post below:
Fact-checking the Fact-checkers on the $3.8 Trillion Obama Tax Hike.
Today at 8:02am
Yesterday, PolitiFact.com fact-checked my statement about the coming $3.8 trillion Obama tax hike – the largest tax increase in history. They did such a bad job of it, however, that I feel compelled to fact-check the fact-checkers.
First of all, they claim that there are Democrat proposals which would “keep the tax cuts for individuals who make less than $200,000 and couples who make less than $250,000.”
Unfortunately for PolitiFact, no such proposal exists. They admit as much, by the way, when they state that “There are no formal congressional proposals yet to keep the Bush tax cuts in place, so we don’t have precise estimates from official sources like the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office.” That doesn’t stop them, though, from claiming I “confuse the issue” by “using numbers that assume all the tax cuts are going away. That is not the Democratic plan nor is it President Obama’s plan.”
Plan? What plan? There is no plan. All we have is smoke and mirrors based on an old Obama campaign pledge that if elected, he would exempt families making less than $250,000 a year from “any form of tax increases.” But this pledge was already watered down before he was even elected. First vice-presidential candidate Joe Biden lowered it to $150,000. Then campaign surrogate Gov. Bill Richardson lowered it even further to $120,000.
A few months after the inauguration, even that last promise disappeared in a puff of smoke. When asked to reaffirm the White House’s commitment to the campaign promise of no tax increases for families earning less than $250,000, Obama’s spin doctor David Axelrod declared the President had “no interest in drawing lines in the sand.”
The truth is that as of today, Democrats haven’t taken any action to extend any part of the 2001 and 2003 tax cuts for any income group – and in this case doing nothing equals hitting American taxpayers with a massive $3.8 trillion tax increase.
What we do know for certain is that the White House is more than willing to raise taxes on families with incomes of less than $250,000. Democrat Senator Max Baucus admitted as much during the debate about Obamacare when he stated that “One other point that I think it’s very important to make is that it is true that in certain cases, the taxes will go up for some Americans who might be making less than $200,000.”
PolitiFact doesn’t dispute the $3.8 trillion estimate of the cost of repeal of the 2001 and 2003 tax cuts. It admits that “Palin’s estimate of $3.8 trillion over 10 years is within a reasonable range, if you’re talking about all taxpayers.” And yet somehow it continues to argue that I’m wrong, based on a proposal it admits doesn’t exist which in turn is based on a phantom campaign pledge which Democrats have already broken anyway. I call that a “Pants on Fire” statement.
To prevent PolitiFact from making similar mistakes in future, it would be helpful if the White House and the Democratic Congressional leadership finally mustered the courage to table their plans to let the 2001 and 2003 tax cuts expire. Mr. President, publish your proposals, and we’ll duke it out. You can argue in favor of a multi-trillion dollar tax hike in an age of economic uncertainty and mass unemployment, and we’ll argue for fiscal sanity combined with serious spending cuts. I for one look forward to such a debate.
In the meantime I suggest the St. Petersburg Times hires a few extra staff to fact-check its fact-checkers. It might help it prevent being caught with its “pants on fire” again in the future.
- Sarah Palin
I will add this: Mr. President, will you present us with the budget? Why is it being hidden from the public? Is it because we believe it’s in the red?
I took on the task to fetch some pro-Governor Palin websites and blogs, and boy oh boy, there are so many! I really appreciate and thank those that keep up with their work-it’s hard, I know, and this is my second baby! But, we will work together better than ever if we share our values, our information and our knowledge.
Bookmark my blog! Add my blog to your site! It’s easy, just edit your blogroll, your links and I will add yours. As “Grizzly bears”, as “Grizzly Mama bears” there are people that want to fix this country the way we were promised it was gonna be. Instead, this has taken a turn for the worse and is risking our international relations, putting our country as well as our territories under threat from extremists. This must end with a positive, engaging administration that can fix our main problems. We believe Governor Palin is the perfect person for the job.
Let’s form our own pack, as I am gathering as many “Palinistas” as I can!
This piece of news is just my part of the afternoon buffet of news that does not get reported. I hope that FOX News picks it up. Perhaps it may be too offensive for some Libertarians and the few Democrats that watch the news network. Regardless of what you may think, the respect for the Office of the President, or the President himself should remain intact. We all know how that goes.
In a nutshell: Dartboard game created; name: “Alien Attack”. Dude draws alien. Alien looks astonishingly like Obama. Game kicks off, goes good until some woman that voted for Obama claimed the alien looks too much like Obama so she complained. Game over, folks.
“It was just a big, big mistake in judgment, and I feel sorry about it,” he told The Associated Press. “I can’t take it back, but I can try to make it better.”
The game, dubbed “Alien Attack,” featured a large painted image of a black man wearing a belt buckle with the presidential seal and holding a scroll labeled “Health Bill.” Players could win prizes such as stuffed animals by hitting targets on the image’s head and heart.
Of course without using two brain cells I see the Catholics against Obamacare and an Obama voter that saw the alien image that was not Xenu, of course. I can’t comment on the likeness of the image (I sure do hope it surfaces later!) but we can all agree on something: Obamacare is law, it is a major bureaucracy for the health care industry and nobody wants it. Geesh, even the carnival owner voted for Obama!
“What is the message you are sending kids, that if your views don’t agree with somebody else’s, shoot them? I just found it incredibly disrespectful and violent,” Chapman said Wednesday. “And this was the president, the highest office in the country. It was absolutely appalling.”
Good said that he voted for Obama and that the game wasn’t meant to encourage violence against the president. He said the image was conceived and painted by a staffer.
I got a message for Ms. Chapman: Remember Bush? Dubya? Yeah, #43? Remember how he was treated (and still is, more than a year after he’s out of the office?) Well, if you forgot, here’s some samples for you, mmhkay?
“Chimp“, “Evil Empire“, “The Devil“, and the one I didn’t expect to come across, “Bush the Vampire“-sucking on Lady Liberty’s neck nevertheless. Now that’s respecting the Office of the President, and the President himself!
I can keep going, but I don’t have enough time. Besides, thank him for being alive after 9/11. Nowadays, fetch the Emergency Survival Kit-just in case the debate between Ahmadinejead and Obama happens, and goes wrong.