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Sun Dec 9, 2012, 03:13 PM

O’Donnell Blasts Gingrich: You Owe Us An Apology For Being ‘Completely Wrong’ About Tax Hikes In 90s


On Sunday’s Meet The Press, Lawrence O’Donnell slammed Newt Gingrich for claiming, nearly 20 years ago under then-President Bill Clinton, that tax hikes would damage the economy. O’Donnell told Gingrich, “Those of us who were working on the other side of that tax increase, Newt, have been waiting for your apology for 20 years for being completely wrong about that.”

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Gregory then asked O’Donnell how much room the president might be willing to give. After nothing that Speaker John Boehner has put himself in a difficult position by claiming that tax increases will cost American jobs, O’Donnell quoted back Gingrich from 1993, where he said,

“The tax increase will kill jobs and lead to a recession, and the recession will force people out of work and onto unemployment and actually increase the deficit.”


After being told that he was expected to apologize, Gingrich still said to O’Donnell, “I don’t agree with you,” and and went on to state that “all economic growth occurs after the Republicans take control.” He called O’Donnell’s position that the economy soared under President Clinton “bologna.”

http://www.mediaite.com/tv/odonnell-blasts-gingrich-you-owe-us-an-apology-for-being-completely-wrong-about-tax-hikes-in-the-90s/

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Response to Adenoid_Hynkel (Original post)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 04:01 PM

1. I loved that.

O'Donnell wasted no time and jumped right in his face.

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Response to Adenoid_Hynkel (Original post)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 05:05 PM

2. Gingrich is a liar. The economy was turning around in '94 - before the Republicans took control.

The month Pres. Clinton was inaugurated (Jan. '93), the unemployment rate was over 7% - in Jan. '95, when Republicans officially took over the House, unemployment was already down to 5.5% - the lowest it had been since early 1990.

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Response to Adenoid_Hynkel (Original post)

Tue Dec 11, 2012, 02:27 PM

3. Who listens to the MOONman anymore? Who even would want to listen?

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Response to Adenoid_Hynkel (Original post)

Tue Dec 11, 2012, 02:56 PM

4. Newt can just invent his own reality

where everything he says is true and he never contradicts himself.

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