Saturday, July 31, 2010

OUT-AND-OUT LIE OR OUT-AND-OUT IGNORANCE?

On the July 25th edition of Meet the Press, Treasury Secretary, Timothy Geithner, said:

"[The president has] proposed to freeze discretionary spending, to keep the overall size of the government at a very modest level as a share of our economy. If you look again at what the president’s proposing, he keeps the overall size of government at a very modest level comparable to–lower than what was in the Bush administration, comparable to what President Reagan presided over. That’s very important."

As the following chart shows, that is untrue.

So did Geithner commit an out-and-out lie, or is he just a guy in charge of numbers who knows not about numbers?



On this chart, the Clinton and Early GW Bush years were the lowest spending as a percentage of Gross Domestic Product.

The last Bush year and President BO's first two years have been a disaster.

What would motivate Geithner to lie about something so easily checked?

16 comments:

Silverfiddle said...

Simple: As Joe Wilson would say, "They Lie!"

Remember when they passed Pay Go? The law that said all spending must be offset with a corresponding cut? They've ignored it as they blow more of our tax dollars and keep borrowing from China.

stogie said...

Just Nuke 'em till they glow, and that'll be the end of it...forget the nation building B.S. or trying to make barbarians into democrats. Just make them dead, as soon as possible. Why bother with them at all? They don't give a damn about us so why worry about what they think?
As for what that nincompoop wrote on your previous blog..
All I can say about her is..ZZZZZZZZZ

Anonymous said...

The good news is, though obama was the worst choice for president, his insidious agenda against our country got us so riled up, we refused to keep our lips sealed any longer about the libs racial agenda. the race-card now reveals its users for the opportunists and bullies they've been all these years.

God has more in store for our future than i can ever hope to understand. at times i am so overwhelmed by the broadness of black anger and entitlement, that i take a stance of indifference. it's a childish rebellion on my part to try to ignore it. but i have children, i don't have the luxury of this selfish attitude. i don't have to pound the pavement with a bullhorn, but i do have to impart to them what i know, at least by example.

what i know is this: we are human beings first. next, we are Americans. in order to advance, we have to work daily on cooperative living. i don't mean kumbayah-and-hold-hands, i mean put in our individual labor to keep our country moving forward. i can't change the thinking of the sloths around me. but i can keep reaching out to the like-minded people like you Joe there will always be strength in numbers. united we stand.
You can't pay your bills with 'Hope' and 'Change,' But it's a good wish.
It is hard to cover up a bad smell and Obama stinks to high heaven!
Sorry folks, we tried to warn you, but you wouldn't listen.

Ginsu said...

Some people are simply too self-deceived to know they are ignorant but think everyone else is.

tapline said...

Joe, from reading your previous blogpost, it seems the natives are restless. Wow!! AS for this post Joe, the leopard doesn't change it's spots.....When could one believe what they spew???? stay well.....

Nikita63 said...

There is no logic to leftist thinking,so why try to figure it out?
Joe, you have hit the nail squarely on the head. Thanks for telling the bold truth. THanks for showing us the TRUE face of real evil, the putrid liberals that bring their hatred to America's values. The value-less left that manipulates the rest of the country and is leading us into third worldism.
The hatred of the left is a truly disgusting, especially if you are, as I am , a conservative in Massachusetts, arguably the most liberal state in the country.
The left is sowing the seeds of it's own total destruction and is so involved in personal hatred for dissent of any kind that it is eating at them from within like a cancer. Most will remember in November and vote for the restoration of sanity by voting the bums out, while others such as the one you have been trying to knock some sense into her here will never change.
And thanks for your telling us the truth. I really do believe that in the coming months the obamanation will use to try to sway any undecided votes and win the election this year and in 2012, in every dirty and deceitful way possible.
And If it takes a Civil war to purge this land from these parasites and restore our liberty, then so be it.
Thank you again Joe,your thoughts have added a richness of the dialog and the tone that has been missing from virtually every other blog that I read .

My observation is that the left has contempt for those who take a hard line on Islamic terror. The liberal and leftist routinely place quote marks or even question marks around the words War on Terror.

Joe said...

Silverfiddle: I have long asserted that to a liberal something becomes true as soon as it passes his/her lips, whether it is actually true or not.

They routinely make statements that are not true, the press picks up on it, liberals read it and to them it becomes truth, even though it isn't.

Joe said...

Stogie: "Nuke 'em 'till they glow..." Interesting concept.

Anonymous: There is still time to turn this nation back to its greatness, but we need to hurry.

Ginsu: They really believe they cannot be seen through.

tapline: Their leopard comes with stripes instead of spots.

Nikita63: Logic does not seem to be their forte.

commoncents said...

Just wanted to drop a quick note to say I really like your blog!

Steve
Common Cents
http://www.commoncts.blogspot.com

Anonymous said...

Sue lives in la-la land.

Joe said...

Sue: Any time anyone says anything you disagree with you accuse them of being non-Christian. Every time you have ever disagreed with me you've pulled that ridiculous card out.

You don't even know what a Christian is.

I noticed that you did not know the answer to the question, either.

With so much lack of knowledge, why do you keep exposing yourself?

Nah! I'll just keep letting you expose yourself. It's the Christian thing to do.

WomanHonorThyself said...

they lie like a rug! Have a super Sunday my friend!!!:)

lisa said...

The left has been drinking the koolaid for so long they are addicted to it like an alcoholic. They need to keep rinking because if they stop they will have to see the real world around them and it's too scary for them to face.
It's easier for them to live in their fantasy world where logic is nonexistent.

Joe said...

commoncents: Thanks for the kind words. Come back any time.

WHT: Had one! Thanks!

lisa: Logic is illogical to them.

Susannah said...

"There is still time to turn this nation back to its greatness, but we need to hurry."

And how, my friends, and how!

)O( said...

Anonymous said...

Sue lives in la-la land.



I second that motion. You said it perfectly!