Wednesday, February 1, 2012

ROMNEY THE LIAR CONTINUES TO LIE ABOUT OUR "REGULATORY BURDEN"

Sometimes when Willard gets caught lying and is questioned about it, his campaign will call it a "mistake". But Willard has this habit of repeating these "mistakes" again and again. The inimitable Steve Benen has the story here:  

In September, Mitt Romney claimed that the federal regulatory burden had increased four-fold since President Obama was elected. When NPR asked Romney’s campaign to back that up, aides said the former governor “misspoke” when he made the bogus claim.


[In December] as Pat Garofalo noted, Romney repeated the same lie his campaign had already walked back months ago. 


It’s problematic enough when major presidential candidates say things that aren’t true on the campaign trail. But when a candidate says something untrue, then the campaign acknowledges it was a mistake, only to have the candidate repeat it all over again points to a campaign that doesn't take the truth seriously.


Obama’s White House has approved fewer regulations than his predecessor George W. Bush at this same point in their tenures, and the estimated costs of those rules haven’t reached the annual peak set in fiscal 1992 under Bush’s father, according to government data reviewed by Bloomberg News. […] Obama’s White House approved 613 federal rules during the first 33 months of his term, 4.7 percent fewer than the 643 cleared by President George W. Bush’s administration in the same time frame, according to an Office of Management and Budget statistical database reviewed by Bloomberg. 


As for why Romney would repeat a falsehood his own campaign already admitted wasn’t true, we know why — because to Romney and his boosters, the truth is largely irrelevant, campaign messages necessarily constitute “propaganda” that need not be accurate, and there’s nothing especially wrong with sociopathic standards for honesty in the public discourse.

Yes, not only is it a lie, it's a lie of GROTESQUE proportions. Romney is claiming a four-fold increase where there has actually been a REDUCTION. Amazing, brazen, incredible arrogance. And he keeps repeating the same damned, grotesque lies again and again.


YOU CAN'T TRUST A WORD HE SAYS. WE'VE GOT TO GET THE WORD OUT ON THIS GUY NOW.

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