Wednesday, October 17, 2012

The Myths of Romney-Ryan

In doing my morning rounds looking for news on last night's debate, I found this enjoyable piece via the Daily Kos

Those six studies Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan claim support their tax plan really are actual studies.
(Except they're not.)

People won’t pay more for premiums if Medicare is turned into a voucher system.
(Except most will.)

Repealing the "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy last year caused a drop in enlistments, hurt unit cohesion, compromised national security and lowered troop morale.
(No, No, No and No.)

12 million jobs will be created under the (Romney)-RYAN plan.
(Except they won't.)

2012 is certainly not on track to be the hottest year on record in the United States.
(Except it certainly is.)

HPV vaccinations lead to increased promiscuity.
(Except they don't.)

Social Security is going broke, it adds to the deficit, and we have to raise the retirement age because people are living longer.
(Except it's not, it doesn't and we don't.)

Free birth control leads to more abortions and higher health care costs.
(Except it doesn't.)

Cutting taxes is a magical, mystical sure-fire job creator!
(Except it's not.)

Those dishes need washing!
(Except they don't.)

2 comments:

Tamayn Irraniah said...

I was going to say, isn't it more the case that banning abortions actually leads to more abortions and higher healthcare costs? Then again, what do I know? I neither ovaries nor a uterus, so I shouldn't have a right to decide for them, after all.

Also, the butt dragging unicorn, that wins!

Writer said...

I completely agree: also banning abortions will only affect poor women, while those with money will simply fly to some country that allows it. So once again it's Republicans bashing the poor.

Also it was either butt draggin unicorns or unicorns puking rainbows. LOL