When it comes attempts to define President Obama’s debate related claim that Mitt Romney is a liar, my first reaction is tell you that the claim is the best case of the pot calling the kettle black that one could ever imagine. But that would be characterized by the left as blatantly racists. So here’s how I would explain President Obama’s charge.
Ever since President Obama lost last week’s debate, the left became apoplectic and tried to work through a series of emotions that ranged from fear over losing the election and anger over the President’s ineptness, to disappointment with his performance and embarrassment over his inability to defend his record. Once their shock wore off and they were able to collect themselves they quickly offered up an endless array of excuses for the President’s truly disastrous debate performance. Some suggested that he was preoccupied by an unfolding international crisis that was yet unknown to the general public or possibly even a personal crisis. Others like Al Gore suggested altitude poisoning was to blame. But by the time morning came, the President’s campaign released their own excuse for his embarrassing performance in a talking points memo that went out to the leading liberal spinmeisters and the left immediately fell in line to spread the word.
According to the President and the left-wing propaganda machine, President Obama failed to beat Romney in the debate because he was thrown off by the lies Romney was telling throughout the debate. According to the President and his people, Mitt Romney lied about his own record and plans for America as well as the President’s record and plans for the nation.
The problems with that excuse is that President Obama was the one who was clearly trying to lie his own way through the debate. With a clear inability to defend his own horrific record against Mitt Romney, President Obama tried his best to continue waging the class warfare reelection strategy that has successfully energized his base. Part of that strategy was to try and describe Mitt Romney’s economic proposals as a $5 trillion tax cut, mainly for the rich.
But as attested to in the latest Romney ad seen below this post, the only liar on stage in Denver last week was President Obama.
When it comes to Mitt Romney’s tax plan, what President Obama neglected to mention was that when he made the charge that Romney’s tax plan cut taxes by $5 trillion, he was actually lying by taking skewed numbers from a scoring by the Tax Policy Center. That analysis claimed the Romney plan shifted $86 billion in taxes from the well-off to the middle class. But the problem with that particular assumption is that it relies on a false narrative which contends the reduce rates would not spur economic growth and generate new tax revenue. Dynamic scoring of the same Romney plan concludes the economic growth generated by those reduced tax rates would fill $53 billion of that $86 billion hole. As for the remaining gap, Romney’s plan to eliminate exemptions on state and local bonds and life insurance policies, would would raise an additional $45 billion. That means that by eliminating exemptions and prompting new growth, Romney’s plan is likely to actually lower top rates and still raise more revenue.
Making President Obama’s claims even more unreliable is that the author of the initial study that Obama was misinterpreting is now admitting, that “under those conditions and policies, Romney’s plan “would be revenue neutral.”
But with all these numbers being discussed and explained you are probably still confused with where President Obama’s $5 trillion figure came from. Well the truth is that it is a figure which he practically pulled straight out of his ass.
Obama took the Tax Policy Center study which neglected to figure in the ensuing economic growth that would make Romney’s plan revenue neutral and erroneously concluded that the plan would lead to $480 billion in lost revenues by 2015. The Obama campaign then took that incorrect figure and multiplied it by a decade. That left them with $4.8 trillion, which they then rounded up to $5 trillion.
So that explains the lie behind the man who was really trying to deceive voters… Barack Obama.
But that wasn’t the only lie President Obama tried to muddle through the first debate with.
President Obama claimed that Romney’s plan would raise taxes on middle class families yet this flies in the face of what The Associated Press and other studies concluded which is that Romney’s plans would not raise taxes on anyone.
Our President also used the debate to claim that Obamacare would make health care premiums more affordable. According to him, “when Obamacare is fully implemented, we are going to be in a position to show that costs are going down. Over the last two years, health care premiums have gone up — it is true — but they have gone up slower than any time in the last 50 years. We are already seeing progress.
But Factcheck.org found;
“Obama wrongly said that over the last two years, health care premiums have ‘gone up slower than any time in the last 50 years.’”
Meanwhile, The Associated Press noted ;
“In 2011, premiums jumped by 9 percent” and “this year’s 4 percent increase was more manageable, but the price tag for family coverage stands at $15,745, with employees paying more than $4,300 of that.”
On the issue of Social Security the President stated during the debate that;
“Social Security is structurally sound. It’s going to have to be tweaked the way it was by Ronald Reagan and Speaker — Democratic Speaker Tip O’Neill. But the basic structure is sound.”
Yet contrary to his claim, the Congressional Budget Office concludes that Social Security will run into financial deficits. Clearly that is not a structurally sound program.
So it would seem that President Obama dedicated his first debate in the 2012 election to doing exactly what he is trying to claim Mitt Romney did… lie. Now where I come from, that is called hypocrisy. It’s something that even liberals would normally shun in their leaders. But something tells me that the left will handle this the same way they have with everything else Barack Obama has ever said and done. They will refuse to hold him accountable.
Meanwhile, congressional investigations are now taking place as we try to uncover exactly what was behind the Obama lies surrounding the terrorist attack that killed our Libyan Ambassador and three other Americans. But if all of that still isn’t enough to convince you that Barack Obama is our Liar-In-Chief, I suggest you see watch the video below. It’s an original, un-narrated documentary that looks at Obama and his first term with regards to transparency, healthcare, taxes, fairness, energy, and the national debt through his own words
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