Ridiculous Deficit/Debt Rhetoric & Senate Vote

Politicians’ deficits and debt proposals lack credibility but provide (false) hope for many uninformed citizens.

Proposed Tax Increases and Spending Cuts Facts:

Every political season is filled with political rhetoric, media sound bites, and misinformation. This season is different because our political candidates are incapable or unwilling to discuss the truth about our Nation’s problems. The truth is that the scale and magnitude of these problems are larger than our politicians’ ability to respond. This terrifies politicians because it demonstrates their need for power and personal greed have taken priority over our nation’s long-term wellbeing. Politicians’ future depends upon their ability to hide the facts.

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Jobs Proposal Con-Job

President Obama’s proposal to spend about $450B now to create jobs is a re-election con-job, not a real long-term solution. The President implies taxing the rich making more than $200,000, and eliminating corporate tax loopholes “now” will solve our job problems. Whether or not you believe the rich should pay more taxes does not hide the fact his arguments are bogus.

Now You See It…Now You Don’t! Watching Out For Politician’s Tricks in 2012

The political season has begun and politicians have started their campaign of tactical tricks to seduce, scare, and mislead or confuse us into providing support and votes for them. The tricks they use result in us making choices with little factual information and determining those facts takes time that most of us do not have in our busy world. We hold politicians in low esteem because in our “gut” we know we are being conned by them. Understanding a few of the many tricks career politicians play can help us listen more carefully and make informed decisions.

Putting the ‘Con’ in Congress – How Some Political Leaders are Running the Greatest Ponzi Scheme Ever

As our country slides into financial hell trapped in a debt-laden hand basket, politicians continue to hide deficit, debt, jobs, and many other problems from us by using scare, misleading and seduction tactics to avoid telling us the whole truth. Certainly they have reasons to con us since it’s these same politicians who have caused our problems in the first place. Politicians can only achieve their top priorities of being reelected and gaining party power by continuing to use sleight of hand tricks that make Bernie Madoff and Charles Ponzi seem like saints. Lets look at our “politicians’ con tricks of the trade,” and how they are being used on our precarious financial problems. There are several commonly used “political con tricks.” Some are obvious, some are subtler, and many use numbers and “facts” that are misleading.

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