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Peter Schiff vs. Lawrence O’Donnell on MSNBC’s The Ed Show

August 6, 2009 Leave a comment

I particularly enjoy this comment on the video from zzquanto: “Lawence should give himself more time to comment on and answer his own questions.”

Indeed, someone please teach this moron how to conduct an interview. That’s one of the worst interview segments I’ve seen in quite some time, probably since Ron Paul was interviewed on, coincidentally, The Ed Show. It’s not a partisan thing, Bill O’Reilly is guilty of the same tactics, but this one is just beyond laughable. To no ones surprise, Schiff was able to use the times he was allowed to speak to get common sense out there to oppose the nonsense that O’Donnell was spewing.

This represents everything wrong with mainstream media in this country. Please, quit trying to play “gotcha” and attempting smears, and just ask the guest questions and let him answer them, without showing your biasedness throughout the whole thing. And no one (well I guess I should say “very few”) would ever view Chris Dodd as a hero of anything. A criminal, sure. A hero, no.

Quote of the Day: August 4, 2009

August 4, 2009 3 comments

Today’s quote comes from the man who was somehow elected President, Barack Obama.

I will cut taxes – cut taxes – for 95 percent of all working families, because, in an economy like this, the last thing we should do is raise taxes on the middle class.

We all know this is a lie, they’ll tax for healthcare reform. Bailouts, Cash For Clunkers and all of these other wasteful programs do nothing but levy more taxes onto the people who can least afford them through the hidden inflation tax. It’s not a secret that the cost are coming back around to those 95% of working families. The funny thing about the quote though, is not the lie that is told, but it’s the fallacy of the last part of it. No one wants to raise taxes, hell most of the taxes the people pay should be done away with. But you can’t continue to drastically increase the size of government, create new departments, appoint “Czars” to oversee everything, run an empire and continue to spend like crazy without raising taxes. They’re trying to pass off something for nothing, and most people can see through it. Look at the debt already, you can’t increase spending and try and do all these different programs while lowering taxes, because where the hell do you get the money to pay for it? You borrow it or just print it, either way it’s piling on more debt and further screwing the people (those people who they claim to be helping in particular)… the opposite of what you want to be doing “in an economy like this”, but that’s something Keynesians just don’t understand.