At the outset, the public cannot trust politicians in Washington or their mouthpieces in the media to tell the truth. Before making a discovery of the truth, one must start there or else you have shown you are too gullible to accept the real truth.
Once we get past the myth that we can trust government and the media, we are ready to move on to the real truth...and the real lies.
The Market Ticker is one of the few places one can find the unvarnished truth on the debt, the economy, the government shutdown, and the abomination that is called Obamacare. According to the Ticker, here are but a few of the top lies (the others can be found at The Market Ticker site) being told:
-- "The Democrats have presented a sensible, coherent plan and the Republicans are obstructing." A lie. The Constitution clearly states all spending bills must originate in the House, the Senate's role is merely to consent or reject all spending bills, and the president submits a budget as a suggestion only and has no binding authority on the House in any way whatsoever. The Framers wanted the power over spending to be by the chamber of Congress that is closest to the people -- the "people's House" which is the U.S. House of Representatives.
-- "Unless we raise the debt ceiling, we will default." A lie. The government takes in 10 times more money than is necessary to pay the interest on the debt. We default only if the Treasury Department forces one.
-- "Deficits don't matter." A lie. Every time the government spends a single dollar of borrowed money it doesn't have, our purchasing power as citizens is debased. Thus, it hits you directly in the pocket book every time government borrows money to pay its bills.
-- "Obamacare will help bring down the costs of medical care." A lie. All it does is shift costs from one group of people to another. And given that Obamacare not only preserves the medical insurance monopolies, and creates new ones, costs will eventually skyrocket for everyone.
Consult The Market Ticker for the full story and to learn the rest of the big lies being told by Washington and the news media. All of them are important, but limited space prevents me from listing them all.
And what about the real truth? Some of these may not be what people want to hear, but the truth is the truth, and the sooner we realize that, accept the truth, and then implement the truth, then the sooner we actually do something productive to correct the current mess.
-- "If we strip the medical monopolies the rest of the fiscal problems are easily erased." True. The insurance industry has the American economy by the cojones. A true, market based healthcare industry will lower costs for everyone, making some of the most common medical procedures and surgeries affordable for nearly everyone.
-- "If we strip the medical monopolies then we would have an instantaneous economic depression." True. The GDP would decline by 15 to 20 percent overnight. But this can be easily addressed and corrected in short order.
-- "Deflation is good, not bad." True. A depression would result in deflation, meaning the cost of living would plummet, making nearly everything more affordable. This is the manner in which the market corrects sectors of society that are grossly over-valued. Lower prices for food, medicine, cars, cell phones, real estate, televisions would please just about everyone, except those who have a vested interest in making sure these things are over-valued. Such persons may be hurt in this scenario, but you, the consumer, will be pleasantly surprised.
-- "The natural state of our economy is deflationary." True. In free market capitalism, mass production of goods and services at a lower cost benefits everyone. The more they can produce and sell, the lower the cost becomes. This principle is what made the American economy the most prosperous on earth by World War I.
So, throw out all of the propaganda you hear and read from Washington and its media lapdogs. They have a vested interest in keeping you from knowing the truth. A fraud can continue being a fraud only as long as the people fail to recognize he is a fraud.
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