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Fri Nov 9, 2012, 02:33 PM

Who was the asshole reporter from WH Press Pool challenging Carney at WH?

Never mind.

It was Jake Tapper

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Reply Who was the asshole reporter from WH Press Pool challenging Carney at WH? (Original post)
LiberalFighter Nov 2012 OP
gateley Nov 2012 #1
flpoljunkie Nov 2012 #2
trueblue2007 Nov 2012 #3
CBHagman Nov 2012 #4
democrat_patriot Nov 2012 #5

Response to LiberalFighter (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 02:37 PM

1. It was really a valid question, IMO. We're always complaining that reporters let the person

get away without answering the question, ths guy followed up. "You're not disputing..." I'd like to see more reporters do that. We have a right to know the true answer, even though ultimately we ever get it.

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Response to LiberalFighter (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 02:48 PM

2. Tapper was wrong about the 200,000 jobs lost if rich don't get to keep 35% rate. Could be zero!

The CBO this week released a report that examined the near-term effect of various provisions involved in the fiscal cliff. Extending all tax cuts would boost employment by 1.8 million jobs (with a range of 500,000 to 3.1 million) in the fourth quarter of 2013. But extending only the tax cuts for people making under $250,000 would boost employment by 1.6 million (with range of 500,000 to 2.8 million). So that translates into between zero and 300,000 fewer jobs, with a mid-range point of 200,000. In the near-term, however, increased government spending would also boost jobs, the CBO said.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/fact-checker/post/would-a-tax-hike-on-the-wealthy-kill-700000-jobs/2012/11/08/ae69d1ea-29f0-11e2-96b6-8e6a7524553f_blog.html

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Response to flpoljunkie (Reply #2)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 03:01 PM

3. Tapper was STUPID. You could tell he was a GOPig

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Response to flpoljunkie (Reply #2)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 03:14 PM

4. And he was treating 200,000 fewer jobs as an established fact...

...rather than a projection, and he kept using phrases such as "if the president gets his way," as though Obama were denying people a livelihood.

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Response to CBHagman (Reply #4)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 03:29 PM

5. That was Carney's fault for not stating that. It's simple and he blew it.


I was thinking why is Carney dodging the question?

Hire Thom Hartmann - he can easily refute everything.

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