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hfojvt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-07-10 02:54 PM
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Republican ad against Skelton uses errors from the AP
Way back in March 2008, I wrote a post on how the AP was repeating Republican talking points as facts.

Now an ad from the RNC against Ike Skelton is quoting that same article from the AP as though it is quoting an objective source when it is really just a part of the media quoting Republican spin. Note how this ad quotes an AP article from March 13th, 2008. The same article that I was calling for bogus facts.

It's a "plan to raise taxes on middle class families" if middle class means a couple with an income over $80,000.

A couple making $90,000 would pay a whole $300 more in taxes. Then if you consider that Republicans voted against the Obama tax credit, which was $800 per couple (actually it was originally $1,000, but Senate Republicans reduced it to $800) going to families which make less than $80,000.

In reality, it was Republicans who voted against a tax cut for the middle class. While Democrats voted for a tax increase on the UPPER middle class.
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