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Rick Perry and the Big Lie - Page 2

Author: Dan Bimrose
Published: September 23, 2011 at 10:21 am

He would hold that his assertion is justifiable partly because we cannot prove what would have happened if the stimulus never was. We can easily prove though that the stimulus did create jobs.

As politifact.com reports, the CBO and three independent economic analysis firms estimate the number of jobs saved or created from the stimulus was somewhere between 1.3 million and 3.6 million jobs. The independent analysis firms all were in the 2.3 and 2.5 million range.

Let us use the most conservative estimate from the CBO and agree that 1.3 million jobs were saved and created. Governor Perry I can do the math on that one, 1.3 million jobs is more than zero jobs and if I can use Texas Governor speak, 1.3 million jobs is actually a heckuva lot more than zero jobs.

We can say with a great degree of certainty that such claims by people we are supposed to trust has contributed to the dumbing down of American society. His college transcript suggest that at some point in the past, he himself may have been a victim.

Republicans prefer an ignorant and lazy base. Republicans prefer a base that will not do the legwork or take the time required to obtain facts. This ignorant bliss is possibly the only thing that allows them to stomach the midnight snack they eat before the start of Fox and Friends. I believe some still keep a trash can beside the couch just in case.

Facts are not to be trusted and searching for them takes away valuable time which can be better spent watching GBTV. I suspect half of all Tea Party members love GBTV and the other half will probably love it when they figure out how to spell it.

There are indeed unintended consequences associated with Perry's Einstein moment. 288 billion of the 787 billion stimulus package was tax cuts.

The only jobs plan Republicans have to offer are removing regulations and tax cuts. This represents the proverbial 1-2 Republican punch. They had to come up with something because enlisting the aid of the job fairy did not play well in focus groups. They liked the word job, but they despised the word fairy.

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Dan Bimrose is the President of Midwest Progressive Outreach Institute and host of Liberal Fix Radio. Dan recently published his second book,"You CAN Go to Church on Sunday AND Vote for Barack Obama on Tuesday." Contact Dan vie email: dan@mwprogressive.org …

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