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Fri Nov 23, 2012, 11:41 PM

The checkout girl in the grocery store [View all]

I really did have this conversation in the store. No, I was not brilliant and scathing, but I want to know if anyone else has heard this lie.

I have to say that my attire invited commentary. I have a button that has a picture of Big Bird saying, "Hey, Mitt!" and flipping off Romney. I still wear it, because it is funny.

The checkout girl, who could not have been more than twenty, said to me, "Is that Big Bird, flipping of McRomney?" I said yes. She said, "I like McRomney." (Yes, she really did call him that). "I wish he had won."

"We would all be a lot poorer if he had won," I said. "I am glad he lost."

I thought that would be the end. Then the little twit said, "Did you notice, that Obama was only elected two weeks ago, and our taxes have gone up already?"

I said, "That is not true. What taxes have you paid in the last two weeks that have gone up?"

She did not answer, but said, "Haven't you heard about that?"

I said, "I have not heard that, because it is not true. You should not be saying that to people in the store, because it is not true."

That is all I said. There was no brilliant argument or anything else. The couple in line behind me did get more friendly after they heard me, but that is all.

Has anyone else heard this lie about taxes?

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