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230. One USA Party Spews Misleading Phrases.

5 May

Certain words and phrases are repeated over and over again, by politicians. Many of these are false and/or misleading. Here are some typical examples of false assertions.

FALSE: Democrats want to raise taxes.
CORRECT: they want to raise taxes, ONLY for rich people and corporations.

False: Socialism is bad for the country.
Correct: Socialism affects the very wealthy, but is great for the poor. (I don’t feel bad for someone with 20 billion who must be satisfied with 18 bil.)

False: Democrats promote socialism.
Correct: They promote capitalism with some limitations to protect the non-rich.

False: Most poor folks receiving government help are lazy.
Correct. Most poor folks really want decent jobs. There are many valid causes for poverty, such as disabilities, flood and fire disasters, identity theft, poor health, failed investments, etc. A young person could commit a crime, have a record, and find it employment difficult.

False: Massive gov financial support for the wealthy, will “trickle down.
Correct: History shows that money given to the wealthy doesn’t trickle, but mostly has other uses, such as bonuses.

False: Those who attacked our capitol on Jan. 6 were NOT Trump supporters.
Correct: The attackers came from a nearby Trump rally and had Trump flags, hats, and other apparel.

False: Wealthy persons and corporations pay taxes at the established rates.
Correct: Through biased legislation and clever accounting, many of the extremely rich pay little or no taxes at all.

False: “America first” is the best policy.
Correct: While support for our people is most important, our global role also is important. “America first” in practice means rich US people first.

False: “Make America Great Again” makes sense.
Correct: Clearly at times in our past: markets were steadily rising, we were not fighting wars, we were viewed as an example of good gov, and other nations respected us and relied on our support. Our allies, then, made us stronger.

False: The vast majority of news organizations produce “fake news.”
Correct: Except for minor mistakes, major news organizations produce valid news. It is Trump that regularly lies.

False: Our election system produces false results (when Repubs are not elected).
Correct: Every USA State certified our last election. Trump clearly lost in the electoral college and in a significant popular vote. The lies undermine our democracy. Voting “reform” is actually voting suppression.