Robert Reich takes on the GOP talking points!

And destroys them!

While he took on 7 talking points here are a couple highlights!

3. Shrinking government generates more jobs.
Wrong again. It means fewer government workers – everyone from teachers, fire fighters, police officers, and social workers at the state and local levels to safety inspectors and military personnel at the federal. And fewer government contractors, who would employ fewer private-sector workers. According to Moody’s economist Mark Zandi (a campaign advisor to John McCain), the $61 billion in spending cuts proposed by the House GOP will cost the economy 700,000 jobs this year and next.

7. It’s unfair that lower-income Americans don’t pay income tax.
Wrong. There’s nothing unfair about it. Lower-income Americans pay out a larger share of their paychecks in payroll taxes, sales taxes, user fees, and tolls than everyone else.


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6 thoughts on “Robert Reich takes on the GOP talking points!

  1. There was a time when Reich would have been considered a moderate voice. Today, that he even has to refute these bizarre, evidence-less talking points, shows how desperately we need to coast left, to demand that the right stop the headlong plunge toward fascist extremism, and to reassert that *every* American is a citizen, not just the wealthy ones.

    Of course, when you have a guy like Reich who is loaded with facts, history, and good sense, all that’s left to the wingnuts is their glorious ad hominem savagery. No intelligent conservative economist can stand up to him–because his analysis is correct.

      1. I believe Paul foresaw this insightful comment:

        all that’s left to the wingnuts is their glorious ad hominem savagery

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