Wouldn’t it be refreshing if the damned politicians would quit lying to us?
Just a few examples off the top of my head – these are not necessarily exact quotes:
“When a bill lands on my desk, the American people will have 5 days to review it.” – Obama
“Won’t raise taxes on those making less than $250,000 per year.” (broken within days of Obama’s inauguration, by his signing of SCHIP, which added $0.62 per pack to the cost of cigarettes, a tax which penalized the poor more than any other group. Also broken by the ObamaCare mandate and related 20 or so hidden taxes.)
The unemployment rate will pass 8.5% if the stimulus isn’t passed. – Obama or his administration
“If you like the health care plan you have, you can keep it.” – Obama
No federal dollars will be used to fund abortions. – Obama or his administration.
Obama promised not to use presidential signing statements to override congressional law. He’s done this a number of times.
Those are just a very few. Go online and do your own search. One good site is obamalies.net.
On a more general view, I searched Google for “politician lies”, and got “About 20,000,000 results”.
There is a reason that the word “politician” is associated with the word “liar”.
Now, the conundrum is how to get honest people to do the job now being done by politicians. We’d have to call them something else so we could tell the difference. Is there any organization out there that actually rates politicians on truthfulness?