On Monday’s Special Report (10/8/12), Brit Hume thought the President was lying about Romney’s tax plan. But Hume wound up misrepresenting the effects of the Bush tax cuts.
A favorite talking point of the Obama campaign is that Mitt Romney’s economic proposals would simply reinstate the same tax cut and deregulation policies that led to the 2008 financial meltdown. Two things should be said about this claim. One is that it has gone unanswered by the Romney camp, and the second is that it is utterly invalid.
The tax cuts put in place under President Bush in 2001 and 2003 can not be blamed for the mortgage market collapse that triggered the Great Recession. In fact, they can be credited with helping the economy out of the recession of 2001-02, and with helping overcome the later economic damage from Hurricane Katrina. And by the way, that expansion and the tax revenues it produced, were sufficient to drive down the deficit for three years in a row, 2005-07. This despite massive war spending.”
In fact, the tax cuts helped fuel the derivative market that helped sink the economy.
President Obama has turned this economic disaster around in his first term. Lower unemployment, sensible financial regulations and the imminent end to Dumbya’s endless wars.
We have a stark choice in November. Continue on the path to prosperity and peace with President Obama, or revert back to the disastrous Dumbya policies with MagicUnderwear Mitt.
In a nutshell, I understand all that money sloshing around at the top of the pyramid after the Bush tax cuts was not invested in creating jobs after all. Gee golly! Whooddathunk.
Check this chit out:
A Mexican telecom mogul who holds the title of world’s richest man, and one of President Obama’s top donors are both getting even richer from the U.S. government program that supplies so-called “Obamaphones” to the poor.
Why! Never mind Halliburton!
First, it would be nice to have a video clip of this moron Brit Hume crediting, or is that blaming? Chimperor Bush for the “Great Recession” under his watch.
We have had the same tax cuts under President Obama.
Perhaps this moron Hume can explain how there are no more tax revenues despite massive internal spending.
What I am saying is the moron Fumes can’t see how NEITHER war spending or domestic spending WITH tax cuts motivated the “job creators”
Let’s give them another tax cut!