Hey, did you know Jonathan Gruber was paid over a million dollars to concoct the lies used to deceive the public about Obamacare? And have you ever thought about how deception is at the heart of every element of the left-wing agenda? Just to cite a few examples:
1. “Comprehensive Immigration Reform”
What they claim: The Gang of 8 Bill that passed the senate will tighten border security and legalize illegal immigrants only after they meet really tough requirements: background checks, hefty fines, back taxes, learning English.
Why it’s a lie: The tough “border security” provisions in the Gang of 8 bill amount to a requirement that the Executive Branch submit a plan for securing the border; and the penalty for not submitting a plan is that Congress will form a bipartisan committee to find out why they didn’t submit a plan. And all of those “really tough requirements” can be completely waived by the Executive Branch. The only thing the Gang of 8 bill guarantees is Amnesty, which happens regardless.
2. “Common Sense Gun Restrictions”
What they claim: The gun control crowd claims that all they are seeking is expanded background checks to keep guns away from bad people.
Why it’s a lie: First, the “common sense” gun law proposed by Democrat Sen. Chuck Schumer would have made it a felony for a father to buy his daughter a handgun to protect her from a stalker ex-boyfriend; or for a guy to lend his best buddy a hunting rifle to shoot deer in the north country. Second, Washington DC has the kind of “common sense” gun laws the gun control crowd favors, and there, you can be charged with a felony for having a spent shotgun shell in your pocket.
The ultimate goal of the left is to outlaw the ownership of firearms. Never forget that.
3. “Common Core”
What they claim: Common Core is nothing more than a set of rigorous academic standards to ensure that children are learning what they should be learning. (Because, of course, without Federal standards, states would just teach kids to eat dirt and learn about evolution from watching ‘The Flintstones.’)
Why it’s a lie: Common core is a lot more than testing standards. The standards are actually very dumbed down. Common Core allows Government and private entities to collect massive amounts of data on students. Common core is also a conduit for the indoctrination of the left’s version of political correctness.
4. “Net Neutrality”
What they claim: Treat the internet like a public utility and that way everyone will have moar innernetz.
Why it’s a lie: What Government Regulation will do to the internet is the same thing Government Regulation does for everything else; it keeps the big guys big and the small, innovative, “disruptive” guys out. It will stifle innovation by locking the current state of the internet in amber. Comcast, Verizon, and Google forever.
Those are just a few I thought of. Got any more?