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  •  This is one of those zombie lies (6+ / 0-)

    that when you try to explain it to someone who subscribes to it, they look at you like you're nuts or stupid or a partisan shill deliberately trying to spin them. They have been so indoctrinated by the RWNM, they have internalized the lies even if they themselves aren't conservative. To undo this damage, we're going to need to be persistent about the debunking. It won't take hold overnight.

    Other lies:

    --The debt and deficit will bankrupt us and have to be fixed immediately
    --Governments should only spend money they have right now
    --Cutting taxes, debt and deficits stimulates the economy
    --Social Security is going broke
    --People who don't pay income tax are living off handouts

    Thankfully, that last lie is now widely disbelieved.

    "Liberty without virtue would be no blessing to us" - Benjamin Rush, 1777

    by kovie on Tue Nov 20, 2012 at 12:05:34 PM PST

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