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OBAMACARE: Leftists in panic mode over CBO report

Paul Krugman’s column (TNT, 2-13) and the accompanying cartoon are simply dishonest rewrites of the Obama White House’s far-left talking points and are trying to salvage Obamacare after a devastating CBO report that determined that Obamacare would result in more lost jobs that had previously been thought.

Krugman writes, “It has always been clear that health reform will induce some Americans to work less.” Unfortunately, it can’t be both ways. Obama and most other leftists disputed the original CBO report and claimed that Obamacare would be good for the economy and jobs.

The cartoon with the Krugman column mocked

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TAXES: Cliff deal doesn’t ‘add to the deficit’

Re: “Reality reflects campaign distortions” (letter, 1-11)

The letter writer would do well to actually read the Congressional Budget Office report he references in his letter. He excoriates President Obama for wanting to raise taxes on the wealthy as a way to address our nation’s deficit, saying that the fiscal cliff deal “actually increases the deficit by $4 trillion (over 10 years). That is straight from the Congressional Budget Office.”

This is false. The CBO report clearly states that it arrived at its $3.9 trillion figure by starting at a baseline assumption that all Bush-era tax cuts would have

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OBAMA: Reality reflects campaign distortions

Barack Obama continues to say he wants to reduce the deficit while continuing to do nothing but increase it. Yet no one in the media questions him except for one cable network.

Obama campaigned on more taxes for millionaires and billionaires. In his negotiations with House Speaker John Boehner he sought additional taxes on those making $250,000 or more. Since when is someone making $250,000 considered a millionaire? They settled for extra taxes on those making $450,000 instead.

I still don’t understand how someone making $450,000 fits Obama’s campaign rhetoric of more taxes only on millionaires and billionaires.

All these

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CONGRESS: Very little leadership being shown

So our congressional “leaders” have reached a compromise to avoid the fiscal cliff. Now they are patting themselves on the back for “getting the job done.”

But wait a minute, the Congressional Budget Office says that the compromise bill just signed will add almost $4 trillion to the national debt over the next four years (TNT, 1-1). May the good Lord save us from too many such fruitful accomplishments.

The only bright lining I see is the fact that the state has a congressman who continues to exhibit concern for what is best for the country. I tip my

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