Yesterday’s post on Lies was titled by my son who was visiting and reading what I was posting. Today he is not here but it is amazing how many of the headlines do have to do with lying. This post will have only the most blatant.
The Lies About Green Jobs
By Alan Caruba
“I was impressed as never before by the utter lack of logic of the man, the scantiness of his precise knowledge of things that he was talking about, by the gross inaccuracies in his statements, by the almost pathological lack of sequences in his discussion, by the complete rectitude that he felt as to his own conduct, by the immense and growing egotism that came from his office, by his willingness to continue the excoriation of the press and business in order to get votes for himself, by his indifference to what effect the long-continued pursuit of these ends would have upon the civilization in which he was playing a part.”No, this was not a judgment of President Barack Obama, though the description eerily fits him. It was the view of Raymond Moley, a Columbia University professor and member of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s “Brain Trust” who often wrote or helped write FDR’s major speeches. FDR’s policies extended the Great Depression for ten years.Here are some facts worth considering every time Obama calls for an expansion or intercession of the federal government as an answer to the current financial crisis:Social Security, a cornerstone of FDR’s administration, was established in 1935. After 74 years it is on the brink of insolvency because Congress gave itself access to its funds.Fannie Mae was established in 1938 to facilitate home ownership. It has been around for 71 years. Congress has had to seize control of it and of Freddie Mac, established in 1970. Together, they presently own or guarantee about half of the United States’ $12 trillion mortgage market.The War on Poverty started in 1964. One trillion dollars has been transferred to “the poor” and it has not worked.The Department of Energy was established in 1977 to lessen dependence on the import of foreign oil. With 16,000 employees and an annual budget of $24 billion, the United States has imported more oil with every passing year while denying U.S. oil companies access to vast national reserves in ANWR and off our continental shelf. It is an abysmal failure.All of these programs were put forth by liberals, now calling themselves “progressives,” initiated by Democrat administrations to advance what they call “social justice.” The Obama administration is hell-bent on “health care reform” that will put one sixth of the U.S. economy under the control of the federal government whose interventions in the free market have been the cause of the previous recessions.In 2010, the Obama administration says it intends to relieve the job shortage by creating “green jobs” in the sectors of wind and solar power and biofuels. It has announced a program that will cost $2.3 billion, costing approximately $135,000 per job.
Go read the rest of this article in which all is explained about why “green jobs” is such a fantasy and how much it could actually cost in the future.
From Jewish World Review more on lies:
Secrets and Lies
by Arnold Ahlert
“Listen.. (doo wah doo) Do you want to know a secret?…”—The BeatlesApparently, Congressional Democrats, and an increasingly tone-deaf president, aren’t Beatles fans. In yet another display of arrogance mixed with utter contempt for the public, these folks have decided that the only sensible way to craft a health care bill is to do it beyond the “prying eyes” of ordinary Americans.Thus, one of the most unsavory troikas in the history of American politics—Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid and Barack Obama—are cobbling together a take-it-or-leave-it takeover of one-sixth of the American economy. Moe, Larry and Curly couldn’t have done a better job of mocking transparent government.The American public? Once again it is worth reminding people that the American left sees their fellow Americans as hopelessly stupid, and completely unable to think or do for ourselves. As such, ignoring the majority’s opposition to this monstrosity is as easy as Sunday morning. After all, what could a bunch of red-neck, tea-bagging, Neanderthal, astro-turf, religion-clinging, gun-toting rubes know about health care?We know at least one thing, you arrogant, elitist hacks: we’ll be paying the multi-trillion dollar tab for this steaming pile of socialist sludge….
Further into the article he says…
……..House Speaker Nancy Pelosi gave herself a good chuckle when a reporter asked the if president Obama had reneged on his promise of transparent government: “There are a number of things he was for on the campaign trail,” she giggled.Mrs. Pelosi is absolutely right. President Obama—on eight separate, well-documented occasions—promised that the process for creating this legislation would indeed be “transparent.” Unfortunately, this president has amply demonstrated that he can lie without the slightest hesitation or remorse whenever it suits his agenda. Perhaps the Speaker of the House is amused by the fact that her own promise “to lead the most honest, most open and most ethical Congress in history” was just as big a lie.