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Friday, February 13, 2009

Chorus of Lying Clowns -- Related News

Recent comments by the CEO of Caterpillar have demonstrated the lying techniques being used to sell this horrendous stimulus bill to the American public. Now another White House lie is being exposed. All along Obama and his minions have claimed, time and again, that economists overwhelmingly supported the bill. Well, it just ain't so.

McClatchy reports:

WASHINGTON — The compromise economic stimulus plan agreed to by negotiators from the House of Representatives and the Senate is short on incentives to get consumers spending again and long on social goals that won't stimulate economic activity, according to a range of respected economists.

"I think (doing) nothing would have been better," said Ed Yardeni, an investment analyst who's usually an optimist....
Read the whole thing here.

What we are seeing from the Obamination is a replay of Al Gore's dishonest technique for selling a bad idea -- simply claim, in the face of a mountain of contrary evidence, that the expert opinion overwhelmingly supports you. Systematic denial of reality is fine in an Ivy League seminar room, where the real world is seldom allowed to intrude, or among community activists who build group solidarity by nursing and reinforcing their common perceived grievances, but it is a damn dangerous way to craft and sell public policy.