Saturday, January 28, 2012


The article unpacks a few of the right wings shameless talking points.

The right wing's fear mongering over SSI is unconscionable.

AlterNet: Right-Wing Lunacy: The Shameless Lies Conservative Media Tell Their Audience
As if to concede that there is no Social Security crisis in the near future, Klein engages in three intellectually dishonest maneuvers typical of right-wing propagandists. First, he talks about medium-term and long-term problems as though they were present-day emergencies. Second, he blurs the distinction between Social Security’s long-term fiscal challenges, which are minor, and those caused by rising healthcare costs, in order to make Social Security seem worse off than it is in reality. Third, he implies that “the growing debt burden” of the United States is primarily caused by Social Security...

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