Scott Walker on Monday claimed he saved Wisconsin taxpayers $1 billion, mainly through his union busting Act 10. But a careful look at this claim reveals Walker both exaggerated or invented the savings while balancing his budget on the backs of the poor, adding teachers and public servants to the unemployed, imposing a de facto tax on public employees, claiming credit for declining property values, and increasing fees while he claimed to be cutting taxes.
|By: David Swanson Thursday September 1, 2011 11:30 am|
Sigmund Freud once mentioned the defense offered by a man who was accused by his neighbor of having returned a kettle in a damaged condition. In the first place, he had returned the kettle undamaged; in the second place it already had holes in it when he borrowed it; and in the third place, he had never borrowed it at all.
That man’s name?
|By: Michael W. Hudson Saturday May 14, 2011 1:59 pm|
Rarely do lies simply go out in the world and stand on their own. To have staying power, they require a complex network of ancillary lies and human enablers (sometimes knowing, sometime unwitting) who create a web of falsehood. These tangled webs can drain families’ bank accounts, get people killed, cause great institutions to fall, even help crash an economy.
|By: Eli Friday April 29, 2011 6:01 pm|
Well, what do we have here? A deceptively-edited video purporting to show liberals saying the kinds of terrible things that conservatives insist we say when we think no one’s watching? Gee, I wonder where that might have come from…
|By: Eli Tuesday April 26, 2011 6:01 pm|
What do the media have in common with Barack Obama and the Democrats?
|By: Eureka Springs Wednesday March 3, 2010 10:00 pm|
It’s been nearly two years since I posted what may be my favorite Late Late Night youtube of all time. I’ve been listening to it quite a bit as of late and had to share it once again.
|By: Eli Tuesday March 2, 2010 6:01 pm|
After all, James O’Keefe is facing felony charges for trying to tamper with a Senator’s phones, and his Blockbuster Video Exposé of supposed ACORN wrongdoing is falling apart all around him and his pimp promoter. And yet, Mike Stark is “struck by O’Keefe strutting around CPAC accepting all sorts of accolades and plaudits while he [...]
|By: Suzanne Thursday May 14, 2009 10:00 pm|
|By: Jo Fish Sunday June 15, 2008 10:28 am|
Our current Beloved Glorious Leader certainly has a way of making it all about him, doesn’t he? A quick quote (and one I hope will live in infamy right up there with “Bring ‘em On and “Dead or Alive”…)”If I were a betting man, we’ll reach agreement with the Iraqis,” Bush said.