Originally Posted by jimmac
Where did the video come from and was the audio altered?
Just a question since in that crowd it would be easy to just turn down the treble when recording the transfer and not pick it up. I would prefer to hear this from a nationally recognized source since it's such an important issue.
A review of the video will show that two members of the entourage from the people claiming the racism had VIDEOCAMERAS themselves. Clearly they would have recorded slurs and likewise could have used the video to great political advantage.
They haven't produced their own videos because they don't contain the slurs and in fact prove what all other videos have shown, that there was no slurs.
Likewise how do you account for the complete lack of confrontation as opposed to what was claimed. Do you see seething mobs being held back by riot police with rocks in hard just waiting to throw them? That was the claim.
If all have to fall back on is claims of altered video, even when the incident has been submitted from MULTIPLE ANGLES, then that really speaks to how desperate and delusional November will be for you and your party. Hell I expect all the elections will suddenly be "stolen" again now that Republicans will make massive gains.
There's a reason we don't consider things in isolation iPoster. This is a nice attempt to move the goalposts though. See first they were angry and violent. Now that every attempt to video and document this has proven quite the opposite, it is time for a new round of lies called the ignorant and stupid lies.Did you know that total federal tax receipts, as a percentage of the size of the economy (gross domestic product), are now the lowest in 60 years?
The reason tax receipts are lowest is two-fold. One the economy is in the shitter in case you hadn't noticed and stimulating, printing, and spinning hasn't changed that fact. Nearly 10% unemployment means lots of folks have no income and thus pay no income tax. This is also true of Social Security and Medicare tax as well.
The second point of this is that government spending is part of GDP and it has grown massively. The entire economy has shrunk to roughly 10 trillion a year of activity and the government is a massive part of that including deficits of over a trillion dollars a year.
So basically in context, what is says is that there is less money coming in but spending outstripping it on a historic scale. The spending by government as a percentage of GDP is the same as when we were fighting WWII. Just think about that for a minute. It's up around 26% of all GDP last I read whereas it was previously 20-21%. You add enough government spending to total 5% of all economic activity and don't raise the taxes to go with it, then the amount of taxes in comparison to spending will shrink as a ratio, which is what your statement claims.
However tea party folks aren't protesting tax increases. They have clearly been protesting the massive federal expansion and deficit spending. The claim was Republicans were engaging in Starve the Beast. Well the claim for Democrats has been that they are engaging in STUFF the Beast. They will create deficits so large that the only choice is to raise taxes or default. We are quickly heading to a PIIGS type scenario where we will be in debt to 100% of GDP.