A good visual of the difference between Ryan’s House budget and the crumby Senate proposal. In the Senate’s defense, they’re a bit rusty considering they haven’t proposed a budget in nearly half a decade.
“If Congress allows this meat-cleaver approach to take place, it will jeopardize our military readiness; it will eviscerate job-creating investments in education and energy and medical research. These cuts are not smart. They are not fair. They will hurt our economy.” — President Obama on the sequester
Oh yeah, I totally see how the meat-cleaver analogy works! Look at how our spending decreases dramatically over the next eight years! Look at that huge drop-off as we head back to 1840s-level spending! Catastrophe lurks at the door! Hide your kids; hide your wife; they’re cutting everybody out here!
…OH WAIT, none of that is accurate, and the President’s quote is completely disingenuous. The sequester is not a spending cut. There are no spending cuts. The sequester is a slight slowing of the rate at which DC’s spending increases.
This is a big distinction, and to imply otherwise deserves no better name than “malicious alarmism” and no glossier name than “lies.”
This is what everyone on the right has been saying all last week. Our President is a demagogue that is so passionate about increasing the size of government, that he’d actually rally against his own office’s idea.
More Murders In The US Committed By Hands, Feet And Fists Than By “Assault Rifles”
As you can see in the chart pictured above, the vast majority of murders in the U.S. are committed with handguns, not rifles. More people were killed with shotguns (373), knifes/blades (1,704) and “other weapon[s]” (1,772) more often than they were with rifles in 2010, which were reportedly used in 358 murders that year.
Hands, feet and fists accounted for 745 murders in 2010 while rifles were responsible for only 358.
Wonder when the leftists will call for a ban on human extremities.
Well, I better register both my fists and feet with the ATF because they’re considered deadly weapons.
if you don’t have any fresh ideas, then you use stale tactics to scare voters.
If you don’t have a record to run on, then you paint your opponent as someone people should run from. You make a big election about small things.
And you know what? It’s worked before, because it feeds into the cynicism we all have about government. When Washington doesn’t work, all its promises seem empty. If your hopes have been dashed again and again, then it’s best to stop hoping and settle for what you already know.
- Barack Obama from his acceptance speech
Good lord…he wrote his own future.