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8 Of The Worst Lies From The GOP In Last Nights Debate


One thing CNBC debate moderators learned quickly in their televised debate was that republicans like to invent their own reality. There should be a special disease the American Psychiatric Association can name after Fox News for this problem.

The GOP lies were everything from tax cuts for the middle class to helping students, but even Carly Fiorina and Marco Rubio were high above the rest with a convenient neglect of legitimacy and truthfulness. Heres a tip to them: if you have to make it up and spin it, youre not doing yourself any favors.

Check out these 8 worst lies from last night:

1. The GOP Tax Plan cuts taxes for everyone!

The candidates were breaking their necks trying to claim who had the best tax plan last night, but I guess best tax plan to them means who is giving more money to corporations. The Tax Foundation predicts that Senator Marco Rubios tax plan would result in a $6 trillion revenue hole. Thats a problem if you care anything about running a government at all. Jeb Bushs, on the other hand, would only add $3.4 trillion to the debt. But Trumps is the worst, with a $12 trillion price tag, and that doesnt even include this wall he wants to build. Although he says Mexico is going to pay for that. Each plan prioritizes cuts to taxes for corporations, not middle class Americans.

2. Rubio works hard for the people of Florida.

Poor Marco Rubio had a bad night fighting against his former bestie, but Bush was right. Even Rubios own hometown newspaper is furious over their ROI on the Senator. Hes missed 34 percent of the votes in the Senate this year. Conservatives are mad he missed the Planned Parenthood vote. The military industrial complex is mad he missed the defense reauthorization vote and a ton of hearings and briefings on national security. Not to mention missed votes on trade and education.

3. Carly Fiorina is running for president based on her successful business record.

How Fiorina defines success is troubling. First there are the 30,000 people laid off at Hewlett-Packard who she basically called worthless. She was forced to resign after their stock plummeted 53 percent. Her $24 billion merger with Compaq was a flop. When she was gone the companys stock went up 10.5 percent, all the while, she was scoring a $21.4 million severance package with an additional $21.1 million in pensions, stock options and stock holdings.

4. Republicans promise to protect Social Security.

Lie. Lie. Lie. Ben Carson literally called Social Security a Ponzi scheme. Rubios plan would raise the retirement age so seniors have to work longer. Bush agrees, saying we need to raise the retirement age from 65 to 70 years old. So would Rand Paul. Christie isnt much better, he wants to raise it to 69. Canadian Ted Cruz wants to means test it.

5. Rubio wants to help students and cares about the cost of college.

Rubio cares about the cost of college about as much as he cares about his job in the U.S. Senate. For someone who talked a lot last night about having debt and having to foreclose on a house, he wants to hurt others who have suffered as much as he has, but without the million dollar book deal. First, hed kill the Department of Education entirely. He doesnt think that students should be able to refinance their loans. He flat out opposed President Obamas plan for college affordability. He opposed cutting student loan interest rates. Finally, hed cut Pell Grants. FAIL.

6. Republicans care about equal pay for equal work.

Since when?! Rubio had the gal, to say in a floor speech I just think were wasting time while the Senate was discussing these equal pay bills. But hell, at least he knew with paycheck fairness was. Jeb cant even consider himself that lucky. In New Jersey they had a state version of the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act and salary transparency for government contractors. Under Governor Chris Christie, both bills were vetoed. Classy. Heck, just last year, the Post and Courier said that Carly Fiorina called the Paycheck Fairness Act propaganda. These are the people were dealing with here…

7. Marco Rubio is a champion for the middle class.

Dude, your lazy ass cant even show up to work. When Rubio does decide to vote, theyre not helping anyone in the middle class. He voted against students. He voted against paid family leave, and get this, he even opposed it for new mothers who had just given birth. Asshole. He called raising the minimum wage silly and a waste of time. Like its somehow going to be his time, he cant even show up to do the job. Finally, his tax plan would give rich people who dont have to work a free ride on taxes. How does this help the middle class again?

8. Republicans say President Obama has killed the economy.

Oh, how quickly they like to change the story about what happened to our economy in 2007 and 2008, long before President Obama took office. Since he has been in office, however, we have had 67 consecutive months of private sector job growth. More Americans have held full-time jobs in August 2015 than ever before. The private sector has added 13.2 million jobs to the market. Not including the 142,000 from last month. The unemployment rate has held steady at its lowest rate since 2008, before Obama took office with jobless claims at a 42-year low.

If theres one thing the GOP likes to do it is create its own facts to fit their narrative. But if youre going to invent the truth, you should probably have the record to back it up. Last night, these candidates did not.

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  • IvanTrotsky

    It was hard to watch all the lies and no one being called on it. Also what about Carson SEC investigation in to Costco stock backdating?

    • inrealtime

      Theres plenty of time to call out lies, as long as theyre called out on both sides. The Dems are cooked with Obamas bad foreign policy, ISIS, and now Russia in Syria, Taliban back in Afghan, TPP, Iran nuke deal, ACA premiums…no way a Dem is getting back in at this point.

  • barelyintrepid

    1. Lol No. Please google differed income tax credit. This is what Trump is talking about closing, the loophole that allows hedge fund billionaires pay a smaller percentage of taxes than their secretaries.

    2. I dont recall the hit piece on Obama when he missed 60% of his senate votes while running for office. But thats non of my business.

    3. Fiorina is basically worthless, this is true.

    4. Social security is fubar. I personally look forward to working until I drop dead, so long as the baby boomers get to enjoy their 30 years of pensions and benefits!

    5. Do you really think the cost of college is a simple as mo money. Pell grants were a major contributor to the original explosion in cost. There is no easy solution to this. A free market approach to lower administrative costs should not be dismissed as invalid.

    6. The equal pay for equal work myth has been debunked so many times its become a joke. How can you claim to have an ounce of integrity while publishing that?

    7. Who says dude anymore.

    8. lol, nothing you said is true. Where are you getting those numbers?

    • david schwartz

      1) Trumps tax plan cuts taxes for the wealthy significantly, despite eliminating the deferred income tax credit.

      2) Republicans were all over Obama missing a large number of Senate votes.

      3) I think the majority is in agreement.

      4) SS is not FUBAR. Minor adjustments would keep it solvent for several decades. At worst, benefits would be reduced at some point. Increasing the withholding for wealthier individuals would fix SS.

      5) Grants had nothing to do with the explosion of tuition. Technology had more to do with that. Making public colleges and universities tuition free… for those able to maintain a certain GPA… has a lot of advantages. Students could focus more on studies which could effect drop out rates. Less drop outs means less people relying on govt handouts once they are out of school. More qualified students could be admitted vs those better off financially. There would be far less student debt. 2/3 of student debt is from public colleges and universities. Other colleges would likely have to lower rates to compete for students. There is the potential for net savings. It has been the case in other countries.

      6) The equal pay for equal work has not been debunked. It has been exaggerated in some cases, but it is very real. The proof is stronger when you look at pay of minority women vs Caucasian men.

      7) Dude, really? Anyone voting against family leave while getting paid over 100K year and working less than 100 days is an utter hypocrite. Congress has raised its own pay 7 times since the minimum wage was increased, Any congressman who votes to increase their own pay while denying a raise in the min wage is an utter hypocrite.

      8) 67 months of consecutive job growth. Fact. Data is from Bureau of Labor Statistics.
      More Americans held full-time jobs in August than ever before, the Labor Department reported Friday. Sept 4, 2014

      All the numbers check out. Too many Republicans just cant accept facts.

      • barelyintrepid

        David Schwartz? lol, you have got to be kidding. This is too much.

        1. No, and no, you swarmy parasite. Trumps tax plan would create a MORE progressive tax system….and put many of your cousins in the creative accounting field out of business.

        2. Right! Double standards, thats my point. Like how you guys love advocating for mass immigration into Europe and the US, but support huge walls, ethnic cleansing, and forced sterilization in Israel.

        3. cool, we agree

        4. Minor Adjustments lolwhat?

        5. Not just grants, but gov backed loans…..brokered, of course, by the private sector to the tune of trillions. Interest that was non-defaultable. Paid for many bar-mitzvas. But youre right, the landmark Duke Energy ruling on disparate impact did more to ramp up the demand for college. Thanks SPLC! I dont think there is an actual Jewish conspiracy behind this, but yall are pretty conspicuous on this one.

        6. Yes it has. And especially with minority women and Caucasian men……thanks bro. How about we look at the pay gap between Jews and everybody else……I wonder how youd react if we started leveling that playing field.

        7. Apparently you still say dude.

        8. Amazing how your numbers omit long term unemployment, immigrant vs American job creation, and workforce participation. You guys are VERY good at plausible deniability.

        Take care buddy.

        • dmaynard

          6. Yes it has… No, it hasnt. Google: Wage and gender equity. David is 100% correct in that the gap is not as wide as the common buzzword of .77 cents on the 1.00 but neither isnt completely a myth. Also, nice antisemitic twist you threw in at the end there.

        • KevinFitzz

          T-Rump will never be nominated so your words mean nothing.

          • inrealtime

            The GOP is leaning heavily towards a non-politician in the WH by the national polling numbers, and even if Trump doesnt get nominated, no candidate on the GOP side has the scandal plagued background of 25 years that Hillary carries around. Talk about baggage, she is a trash compactor.

          • barelyintrepid

            Damn, must be nice living with such moral clarity and discerning judgement.

            Please, share your secrets on prophesy.

    • http://about.me/mikelince Mike Lince

      #5 Colleges have raised tuition six times the rate of inflation over the past 20 years. The free market created this dramatic increase in costs by charging whatever the market would bear.

      • Chris Byrne

        No the unbridled student loan market had caused most of this damage.

      • KevinFitzz

        Sanders will take us back to zero tuition by applying a tax to Wall Street speculators. Easy and GREAT for America, dont you think? These are the guys who are making half a billion dollars a year, so they wont mind a tax.

    • Donnie Gentry

      It is amazing that middle class Americans continue to vote in rich republicans that only have their interests at heart. Every republican in congress is a millionaire and has a voting record that only benefits people in their income bracket. Every republican running this time is proposing budgets that screw the middle class and benefit the rich with more tax breaks.

  • Michael Fanner

    If you watched this BS you really have it bad..what I seen on the news my dog would not vote for this zhit.

  • http://about.me/mikelince Mike Lince

    Thank you for informing those who do not conduct research for themselves what the candidates plans and policies actually represent.

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  • inrealtime

    The Dems Pelosi and Frank dreamed up Sallie & Freddie and decided every American should have a home even if they couldnt afford one. And Obama let the banks off to return to their rip-offs strategy and whats he done since? Shovel ready and Cash for Clunkers…oops now were going back to Syria and Afghanistan when his failed policy of arming/advising them last year cost 500M? Yeah, lets vote another Dem in, probably Hillary who was caught lying by her own emails last week, but we dont care about her 25 year laundry list of lies, right? Get the politicians out of the house before they destroy us, Or dont, and pay the price.

    • KevinFitzz


      • inrealtime

        Yeah KevinFitzz, the truth hurts, right? To add fuel to the fire the same banks Obama let off the hook are now crying bail-out again! This is what happens when inaction and lies are your policy.

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  • Chris Byrne

    I am sorry, but the education department hurts everybody and adds,zero value.

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  • Todd Howes

    Workers have no jobs because Job creators do not have a desirable economy to invest their money. Keep pissing and moaning about jobs jobs jobs while you piss and moan about the job creators have too much money. You can either have a job, or redistribution of wealth. You cant have both.