Monday, October 17, 2022

Republicans Spreading More MisInformation Before Midterms

 

Robert Reich has done it again in his post, "Republicans are trying to win by spreading three false talking points. Here’s the truth." Reich's three main thrusts are crime, inflation and IRS auditing harassment. Reich destroys the GOP's attacks with something the right rarely acknowledges...truth.

Have Democrats Been Soft on Crime?

It is common knowledge that it is Republicans that have put more guns on the street; more than the U.S. population. Here is the scenario...

"While violent crime rose 28% from 2019 to 2020, gun homicides rose 35%. States that have weakened gun laws have seen gun crime surge. Clearly, a major driver of the national increase in violence is the easy availability of guns."

And lack of police funding...

"While violent crime rose 28% from 2019 to 2020, gun homicides rose 35%. States that have weakened gun laws have seen gun crime surge. Clearly, a major driver of the national increase in violence is the easy availability of guns."

These scripted conversations on gun rights come direct from Wayne LaPierre and his NRA minions who favor guns over innocent lives.

Analysis: The three things Republicans are betting on in the midterms...


Inflation
 

It isn't Biden’s spending, and wage increases that have caused domestic inflation. It is greedy U.S. Corporations that are "taking advantage of inflation by raising their prices higher than their increasing costs." This also includes things like food and gas during the Covid pandemic. And blaming heavy spending on Biden, not so...

"heavy spending by the US government began in 2020, before the Biden administration, in order to protect Americans and the economy from the ravages of Covid-19 – and it was necessary."

And American workers getting wage increases...Reich says...

"American workers getting wage increases? Wages can’t be pushing inflation because wages have been increasing at a slower pace than prices – leaving most workers worse off."

Hiring an Army of IRS Agents to Harass the Middle Class 

Pure bunk. Why would Biden go after the middle class when they are a big part of his plan to improve the economy. No, it is rather the wealthy and tax cheaters that are the target...

"The extra staff are needed to boost efforts against high-end tax evasion – which is more difficult to root out, because the ultra-wealthy hire squads of accountants and tax attorneys to hide their taxable incomes."

If you think Donald Trump is still the biggest liar in the GOP, and that could be what Republicans want, you must consider this wave of misinformation from the right when you go to the polls next month. I urge you to read Robert Reich's post because there is much more than I covered. VOTE DEMOCRAT ON NOV. 8! 

Peace Through Democracy

  For those who don't want peace, there should be a trap door to oblivion...