Thursday, August 5, 2010

On Tax Increases Sarah Palin Schools The "Fact-Checkers" On What Real Fact Checking Looks Like

PolitiFact, a far left group, based out of St Petersburg, Florida, decided to question Sarah Palin's mention of the up-coming $3.8 TRILLION tax hike courtesy of the Obama regime. As one would expect, Sarah isn't gonna sit back and let em get away with their nonsense. Instead, Sarah shows this corrupt group of "journalists" or should I say Journolists, what real fact checking looks like:

Fact-checking the Fact-checkers on the $3.8 Trillion Obama Tax Hike

Yesterday, fact-checked my statement about the coming $3.8 trillion Obama tax hike – the largest tax increase in history. They did such a bad job of it, however, that I feel compelled to fact-check the fact-checkers.

First of all, they claim that there are Democrat proposals which would “keep the tax cuts for individuals who make less than $200,000 and couples who make less than $250,000.

Unfortunately for PolitiFact, no such proposal exists. They admit as much, by the way, when they state that “There are no formal congressional proposals yet to keep the Bush tax cuts in place, so we don’t have precise estimates from official sources like the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office.” That doesn’t stop them, though, from claiming I “confuse the issue” by “using numbers that assume all the tax cuts are going away. That is not the Democratic plan nor is it President Obama’s plan.

Plan? What plan? There is no plan. All we have is smoke and mirrors based on an old Obama campaign pledge that if elected, he would exempt families making less than $250,000 a year from “any form of tax increases.” But this pledge was already watered down before he was even elected. First vice-presidential candidate Joe Biden lowered it to $150,000. Then campaign surrogate Gov. Bill Richardson lowered it even further to $120,000.

A few months after the inauguration, even that last promise disappeared in a puff of smoke. When asked to reaffirm the White House’s commitment to the campaign promise of no tax increases for families earning less than $250,000, Obama’s spin doctor David Axelrod declared the President had “no interest in drawing lines in the sand.”

The truth is that as of today, Democrats haven’t taken any action to extend any part of the 2001 and 2003 tax cuts for any income group – and in this case doing nothing equals hitting American taxpayers with a massive $3.8 trillion tax increase.

What we do know for certain is that the White House is more than willing to raise taxes on families with incomes of less than $250,000. Democrat Senator Max Baucus admitted as much during the debate about Obamacare when he stated that “One other point that I think it’s very important to make is that it is true that in certain cases, the taxes will go up for some Americans who might be making less than $200,000.

PolitiFact doesn’t dispute the $3.8 trillion estimate of the cost of repeal of the 2001 and 2003 tax cuts. It admits that “Palin’s estimate of $3.8 trillion over 10 years is within a reasonable range, if you’re talking about all taxpayers.” And yet somehow it continues to argue that I’m wrong, based on a proposal it admits doesn’t exist which in turn is based on a phantom campaign pledge which Democrats have already broken anyway. I call that a “Pants on Fire” statement.

To prevent PolitiFact from making similar mistakes in future, it would be helpful if the White House and the Democratic Congressional leadership finally mustered the courage to table their plans to let the 2001 and 2003 tax cuts expire. Mr. President, publish your proposals, and we’ll duke it out. You can argue in favor of a multi-trillion dollar tax hike in an age of economic uncertainty and mass unemployment, and we’ll argue for fiscal sanity combined with serious spending cuts. I for one look forward to such a debate.

In the meantime I suggest the St. Petersburg Times hires a few extra staff to fact-check its fact-checkers. It might help it prevent being caught with its “pants on fire” again in the future.

- Sarah Palin

Let's face it, THIS is why we love Sarah Palin. She never lets these liars get away with it.

One of the most frustrating things about Geroge Bush, who we also loved dearly, was the fact he never fought back, never defended himself when attacked by the vile and corrupt media, on behalf of the Marxist-democrats. The establishment Republicans still have this problem. They will let the radical left tell lies all day long, and either remain silent and afraid, or sometimes even agree, to a point. This allows the lie to fester, grow, and in the mind of many, become fact. It's pathetic.

Sarah Palin doesn't put up with it. Sarah understands that we are at war. We are at war with the Obama regime and the rest of the radical left for the very soul of this nation! Sadly, this is a war were are losing, because of the timidity of the establishment Republicans. These go-along-get-along squishes are nothing more than enablers to the radical Marxist-progressives who have taken over control of the democrat party. When the going gets rough, they lay down their arms.

Not Sarah Palin. She and a handful of real leaders are fighting back hard. More importantly, Sarah is working to elect like minded leaers all around the country to make sure America survives the Obama regime, and gets back on the right track.

BTW, for those that wanna buy into the radical left's assertions that Sarah is wrong, you might want to look into the latest bit out of D.C..

The Marxist-democrats, knowing the $3.8 TRILLION tax hike that is coming will pretty much insure they will be the minority party, and out of power for a generation, are now working on a deal that would exempt "blue" states from the effects of the largest tax increase in history. New York Congressman Jerry Nadler and four other New York Marxist-democrats are working on this plan.

One irony of the tax increase that arrives on January 1 is that the it will hit residents of high-income, Democratic-leaning states like California, Connecticut, New Jersey and New York the hardest. This is a problem for pro-tax Democrats.

Enter New York Representative Jerrold Nadler, who wants to exempt his own six-figure constituents from the tax hike he supports. Mr. Nadler’s bill would “require the IRS to adjust tax brackets proportionally in regions where the average cost of living is higher than the national average.

In other words, the various tax brackets would apply to residents in certain regions at higher income levels versus other parts of the country. A family with an income of $50,000 or even $1 million in Manhattan would pay less federal income tax than a family with the same earnings in Omaha. The bill is called the Tax Equity Act, but a more accurate title would be the Blue State Tax Preference Act.

Mark Heminway at the Washington Examiner has more here.

Thisnk this is crazy? Remember ObamaCare and the votes leading up to it? Remember the "Cornhusker Kick-back" and the "Louisana Purchase"? Those were special carve-outs that basically exempted members of certain politicians' electorate from the devastating effects of ObamaCare.

This is how these people think. They don't care how destructive their policies are, unless it effects their ability to get re-elected, and then, rather than shelf their ridiculous and dangerous ideas, they just make THEIR people exempt from them!

Why do you think the Obama regime worked to get his unon thugs exempted from so many of the recent laws passed that will destroy business? Unions own Obama. They are his constituency.

All of this is why the upcooming primaries are so important, and we must elect Conservatives over establishment type Republicans. This is also why November is essential to the survival of the Republic. We must defeat every Marxist-democrat in every election, at every level, or our Republic will die.

Thankfully, while the GOP establishment show ponies are silent, Sarah Palin is helping us take the fight straight to the Marxists. She is unafraid. She has the cojones many on our side lack.

We stand with her. Where do you stand? It is a time for choosing.

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