Social Security Zombie Lie #3432964 – “The Trust Fund Is Broke ‘Cuz You Can’t Cash In Its Bonds At 7/11!”

By: Saturday June 23, 2012 6:45 am

“That is, we can’t have a Social Security crisis without a general fiscal crisis – unless Congress declares that debts to foreign bondholders must be honored, but that promises to older Americans, who have spent most of their working lives paying extra payroll taxes to build up the trust fund, don’t count.”


Nikki Haley Refuses to Let Facts Get in the Way of Policy

By: Tuesday September 20, 2011 6:01 pm

Nikki Haley’s cherished factoid about job applicants failing drug tests is shown to be wildly bogus, she continues to push for drug testing of the unemployed anyway.

The Myth of the Free Market

By: Tuesday May 25, 2010 6:01 pm

Rand Paul’s ambivalence (and by “ambivalence” I mean “antipathy until he realized he was getting killed politically”) towards Title II of the 1964 Civil Rights Act, followed immediately by his “sometimes accidents happen” defense of BP against big neck-booting meanie Obama gave us a great reminder of the biggest of all of conservatism’s zombie big lies: The free market makes regulation unnecessary.

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