Thursday Evening News Roundup. These are the stories that I'm following.
I really don't understand people who vote for Michele Bachmann. There are plenty of patriots. There are plenty of conservative women who don't stretch the truth. I don't understand voting for someone who is so loose with the truth. Remember her views on slavery and growing up an African American? Now, she is attacking Huma Abedin, the wife of Anthony Weiner. She is a Hillary Clinton insider and works for the State department. So, Bachmann has decided that Clinton needs to be investigated because her family might have ties with the Muslim Brotherhood. Rollins, Bachmann's former presidential campaign manager has said, “I am fully aware that she sometimes has difficulty with her facts, but this is downright vicious and reaches the late Sen. Joe McCarthy level.” I must ask the question again, why would anyone vote for Michele Bachmann?
Now that we are talking about the Bush tax cuts again, I think it is important for me to dispel one of the biggest lies about tax cuts - they pay for themselves. “You cut taxes and the tax revenues increase.” — President Bush, February 8, 2006. Tax cuts don't pay for themselves. I'll say it again. Tax cuts don't pay for themselves. "Federal revenue is lower today than it would have been without the tax cuts. There's really no dispute among economists about that," said Alan D. Viard, a former Bush White House economist now at the nonpartisan American Enterprise Institute. "It's logically possible" that a tax cut could spur sufficient economic growth to pay for itself, Viard said. "But there's no evidence that these tax cuts would come anywhere close to that." [The Washington Post, 10/17/06]
I try not to attack anyone personally. I will go after what they are saying. Ann Romney, for example, who said, "He’s a very generous person. We give 10 percent of our income to our church every year. Do you think that is the kind of person who is trying to hide things, or do things? No. He is so good about it. Then, when he was governor of Massachusetts, didn’t take a salary for four years." Now, here's the best part, "We’ve given all you people need to know and understand about our financial situation and how we live our life." You people?? Really? You people. What is that? Is she talking about the media... or to us liberals? No matter to whom she is speaking, it is insulting. As I mentioned today on Local Edge Radio, Mitt is a rich man. Rich men do things with their money that we "regular" folks don't do. I'm not saying that he has done anything that it illegal. I'm saying that he has done things that look bad if you are running for president... like sock money away in bank accounts overseas.