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Mon Sep 23, 2013, 07:06 PM

 

My response to right wing half truths

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Here's a couple of "half-truths". I define that as a false premise based argument that is misleading.

For instance, "There are 40 million more people on food stamps now than when Obama took office". Possibly a true statistic. However, the fact is that nearly 80% of that growth in availability is as a result of wage earners earning such low wages that they need government assistance to survive, even though they work 30 to 40 hours a week. After all, at $8 an hour, a full-time job pays only $320 in gross income, and a net of closer to $270. Who can survive on that income? We are not subsidizing the worker, but the large corporations that cut benefits and reduce wages in order to increase profits.

Next, "53% of the American Public disapproves of Obama care, and only 37% approve". Possibly another accurate statistic. However, when you look into the numbers 15% of that 53% of disapproval is from people like me who think that Obama care doesn't go far enough, that we need to fix it and that we should attempt to pass a single payer system. therefore, the true number is the 37% who approve the program and the 15% that want to make it go even further toward helping the uninsured, creating a number that's exactly the opposite as what seems apparent on the surface.

In closing, do we really think this economy suffers because the poor have too much money, or that our health care system is better off if fewer people are insured?

Let's use logic to combat these absurd arguments.

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Response to louis c (Original post)

Mon Sep 23, 2013, 09:50 PM

1. We need some help from the media to make that logic heard

Because the 53% opposed to "Obamcare" is the primary justification for the Rethug threats to shut down the government and renege on paying our bills.

Kinda like Obama's poll ratings -- whatvever it happens to be, the right claims 100% of the disapproval number equates to support for their side.

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Response to Martin Eden (Reply #1)

Tue Sep 24, 2013, 05:02 AM

2. My point, exactly (NT)

 

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