Sunday, February 28, 2010

You Can't Handle The Truth!

Paul Krugman points out the blatant misrepresentation by Lamar Alexander of Tennessee, of the reconciliation process.

Krugman writes,

So, on the This Week panel today I didn’t get a chance to weigh in on the biggest whopper from Sen. Lamar Alexander, who told Elizabeth Vargas that reconciliation — I don’t have the exact transcript — had in the past been used for small things and “to reduce the deficit”.

In fact, reconciliation was used to pass the two major Bush tax cuts, whichincreased the deficit — by $1.8 trillion.

And there’s no penalty for this kind of deception.

By the way that is two times the size of the proposed health care legislation.

Jack Nicholson could not have said it better.

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