Obamateurism of the Day

posted at 8:05 am on January 27, 2012 by Ed Morrissey

When Barack Obama gives a speech, whether it’s a State of the Union address or a campaign pitch, an unfavorable fact check is practically de rigueur.  However, Obama’s effort to make his point on corporate taxes got so badly botched on so many points that actually negated his entire argument that taken together they make for a rather potent Obamateurism.  The Cato Institute did the research that Obama should have done for himself:

Claim: “Right now, companies get tax breaks for moving jobs and profits overseas.”

False: There are no such breaks. Instead, we punish U.S. and foreign businesses for investing and creating jobs here.

Claim: “If you’re a business that wants to outsource jobs, you shouldn’t get a tax deduction for doing it.”

False: There is no such tax deduction.

Claim: “No American company should be able to avoid paying its fair share of taxes by moving jobs and profits overseas.”

False: America is not a prison camp. Besides, imposing a 40-percent tax rate on corporations that invest here is not a “fair share.”

Claim: “From now on, every multinational company should have to pay a basic minimum tax.”

False: We’ve already got a corporate “alternative minimum tax,” and it’s an idiotic waste of accounting resources that ought to be repealed.

Claim: “It is time to stop rewarding businesses that ship jobs overseas.”

False: We penalize them for locating jobs here. Besides, the overseas operations of U.S. companies generally complement domestic jobs by boosting U.S. exports. …

Claim: “If you’re an American manufacturer, you should get a bigger tax cut. If you’re a high-tech manufacturer, we should double the tax deduction you get for making your products here. And if you want to relocate in a community that was hit hard when a factory left town, you should get help financing a new plant, equipment, or training for new workers.”

False: It’s a horrible idea to create special breaks for certain types of government-favored businesses. It would simply encourage the exact type of tax game-playing and lobbying that the president decries. What’s a “high-tech” manufacturer? What’s an “American” manufacturer? What’s a “manufacturer”? How “hard hit” do towns need to be?

Obama managed to get only one thing correct about the corporate tax: it’s the highest in the free world.  That’s why every effort to reform it, whether from Republicans or from the President’s own deficit commission, proposes to reduce it.  The Bowles-Simpson committee gave those recommendations to Obama more than a year ago, and Obama has yet to act on it.  And he’s given two SOTU speeches since, apparently without bothering to read the report or the laws he’s demanding to change.

Got an Obamateurism of the Day? If you see a foul-up by Barack Obama, e-mail it to me at obamaisms@edmorrissey.com with the quote and the link to the Obamateurism. I’ll post the best Obamateurisms on a daily basis, depending on how many I receive. Include a link to your blog, and I’ll give some link love as well. And unlike Slate, I promise to end the feature when Barack Obama leaves office.

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He lies.

ctmom on January 27, 2012 at 8:09 AM

What’s a “high-tech” manufacturer?

Solyndra, of course.

OldEnglish on January 27, 2012 at 8:10 AM

Same ‘ol, same ‘ol from President Downgrade. Speechwriters just copy/pasted every liberal talking point they could find when they got to the “Jobs” section of the speech (since 0 has nothing else).

Solid F-

Sue Doenim on January 27, 2012 at 8:12 AM

This was a campaign speech , addressed to clueless parasitic idiots and hateful racist malcontent bigots , also known as Obama’s base.
They believe every word he said and that is all that matters.

burrata on January 27, 2012 at 8:12 AM

Attn. Libs: Your Cult Leader is either:

A. An economic illiterate. Absolutely clueless and in over his head.

or

B. An outright liar and fraud.

Which one is it?

visions on January 27, 2012 at 8:12 AM

It’s a good thing his speach was written at the 8th grade level. Now practically everyone can know what a blithering idiot barack is.

Empty-suit moron.

DuctTapeMyBrain on January 27, 2012 at 8:12 AM

We need a tax on arrogant, hipocritical politicians. No politician should be allowed to lie in public.

NeighborhoodCatLady on January 27, 2012 at 8:13 AM

Facts schmacts

It’ sounds good to my lemmings baby

cmsinaz on January 27, 2012 at 8:13 AM

Which one is it?

visions on January 27, 2012 at 8:12 AM

Both!

What do I win?

OldEnglish on January 27, 2012 at 8:13 AM

Here is the link to the Cato piece:

http://www.cato-at-liberty.org/fact-checking-the-sotu-corporate-taxes/

Spread it around.

visions on January 27, 2012 at 8:15 AM

Sorry for O/T ,
but we can’t let this happen , this traitor canNOT be honored this way:
http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2012/01/john-murtha-ruined-the-lives-of-8-innocent-marines-join-the-movement-to-stop-murtha-ship/

burrata on January 27, 2012 at 8:15 AM

The Bowles-Simpson committee gave those recommendations to Obama more than a year ago, and Obama has yet to act on it.

To “act on” any of the Bowles-Simpson recommendations would be a direct conflict of Obama’s agenda to re-distribute wealth. This is the change Mr. Class Warfare promised to Joe the Plumber and every American.

Rovin on January 27, 2012 at 8:16 AM

Too bad the Activist In Chief didnt get an advanced degree in business at Harvard like his successor did.

FlaMurph on January 27, 2012 at 8:17 AM

+1 Rovin

cmsinaz on January 27, 2012 at 8:18 AM

When Barack Obama gives a speech, whether it’s a State of the Union address or a campaign pitch…

Department of Redundancy Department.

KS Rex on January 27, 2012 at 8:18 AM

The entire Cato article should make it into GOP campaign spots, but this one is especially awful:

Claim: “If you’re a business that wants to outsource jobs, you shouldn’t get a tax deduction for doing it.”
False: There is no such tax deduction.

Dems have been repeating this lie since at least the late 90′s, and it’s time that someone called them on it.

crazy_legs on January 27, 2012 at 8:20 AM

Dems have been repeating this lie since at least the late 90′s, and it’s time that someone called them on it.

crazy_legs on January 27, 2012 at 8:20 AM

You’d think the Legacy Media might take a crack at that but, alas, no.

visions on January 27, 2012 at 8:23 AM

Obama’s effort to make his point on corporate taxes got so badly botched on so many points that actually negated his entire argument that taken together they make for a rather potent Obamateurism.

I’m willing to bet that the jug-eared idiot and his entire highly-paid staff have no clue about corporate taxes because the whole lot of them are nothing but parasites who have never run a business or had to worry about the bottom line. They probably pulled the corporate tax stuff from a Wikipedia article.

Happy Nomad on January 27, 2012 at 8:25 AM

The Republican response to the SOTU speech should have smacked down each of these idiotic claims by Obama point by point as Cato has done (and you have linked to, Ed).

If the party cannot take on this task of refuting Obama claims, then I suggest that Cato and The Heritage Foundation buy some time in the media to lay out the facts for the American people.

As far as a response to the insipid types of questions posed by the media at the Republican debates, I suggest that both Cato and The Heritage Foundation sponsor these debates instead or at least provide the questions to the “moderators.” The questions should have evolved from the candidates’ opinions re the SOTU speech in order to contrast their visions of the nation to the Babysitter-in-Chief’s.

onlineanalyst on January 27, 2012 at 8:25 AM

If Obama and his handlers have so many grievances with the current corporate tax structure,
why don’t his braintanks like Tides and Apollo foundations write up a new tax law just like they did the Obama-scare law and pass it so that we can find out what is in it ?

burrata on January 27, 2012 at 8:27 AM

First of all, I truly think that zer0 is an economic illiterate and doesn’t know what he’s talking about. And suffering from NPD, as he does, he’s not going to listen to anything his advisors have to say on the matter.

And even if he did know anything about the issue, he would lie about it just as effortlessly as he does about everything else.

Typical libturd. What else is old?

MisterElephant on January 27, 2012 at 8:29 AM

If Obama and his handlers have so many grievances with the current corporate tax structure,
why don’t his braintanks like Tides and Apollo foundations write up a new tax law just like they did the Obama-scare law and pass it so that we can find out what is in it ?

burrata on January 27, 2012 at 8:27 AM

As was reported earlier this week, these people don’t even pay their own taxes. They are a bunch of corrupt socialists who should be driven from public office. Of course in doing so they would starve because they have no marketable skills. I’m okay iwth that.

Happy Nomad on January 27, 2012 at 8:30 AM

Mornin’ Ed Morrissey.

If Obama and his handlers have so many grievances with the current corporate tax structure, why don’t his braintanks like Tides and Apollo foundations write up a new tax law just like they did the Obama-scare law and pass it so that we can find out what is in it ?

burrata on January 27, 2012 at 8:27 AM

Only ’cause Nancy isn’t running the Legislature anymore.

Axe on January 27, 2012 at 8:37 AM

And he’s given two SOTU speeches since, apparently without bothering to read the report or the laws he’s demanding to change.

You still don’t understand Obama. It’s not that he is unaware of the facts. HE JUST LIES. He is a liar. That’s his native language. No, I’m not saying he’s the devil — he just speaks the devil’s native language.

The Rogue Tomato on January 27, 2012 at 8:38 AM

Happy Nomad on January 27, 2012 at 8:30 AM

So many points could have been made by the debaters last night by citing the tax evasion by federal government drones in this administration. Add to that zinger the fact that Obama-favored businesses have been enjoying tax-free status (GE) or tax-subsidized favors (failed entities like Solyndra) to the detriment of the American people.

Pointing out the hypocrisy of using Buffett to shill a talking point about tax “fairness” was a ripe topic on so many levels. Letting the American people learn that Buffett is the winner in the top-down government via awarding his business through his railroads as opposed to the American people’s being championed with an approval of gas pipeline could knock the president off his talking points and off his pins.

onlineanalyst on January 27, 2012 at 8:41 AM

Attn. Libs: Your Cult Leader is either:

A. An economic illiterate. Absolutely clueless and in over his head.

or

B. An outright liar and fraud.

Which one is it?

visions on January 27, 2012 at 8:12 AM

Both.

pilamaye on January 27, 2012 at 8:42 AM

His task is to orate from a BS filled teleprompter, the ONLY thing he excels at. Even when he reviews the script, he is clueless so unable to question any of it. In Soros He Trusts.

hillsoftx on January 27, 2012 at 8:43 AM

Happy Nomad on January 27, 2012 at 8:30 AM

Strange isn’t it that Obama was bichin about the tax code when he was campaigning for the job ,
and now after 3 years on the job , he is still bichin about it , as if it is someone else’s job to do what he wanted to do .
Why doesn’t he take the initiative and do something about it ? What the heck are we paying him for ?

burrata on January 27, 2012 at 8:43 AM

The Panderer-in-chief only reads excerpts of books and reports. Some of the people in his audiences are small business types. Don’t they know that what he’s spouting is not correct? Do they care, or love the guy just because he has a nice smile and a picture perfect family.

Kissmygrits on January 27, 2012 at 8:44 AM

As a manufacturer myself I find myself on IndustryWeek’s forums a lot. I’m really surprised how many uber liberals there are in US manufacturing. My personal experience is that the larger the company, the more liberal they get. You find too many small businesses with lobbyists – nor too many who play the crony capitalism game.

Anyway, they are running a poll over there about who would best turn manufacturing around next term. Sadly, Romney is leading obama by half a percent and the other GOP potentials hardly rate. I’ve been trying to explain dynamic tax analysis over there as most think we should raise taxes on manufacturing and that manufacturers are going overseas becasue we don’t have single payer healthcare. What a bunch of loons….

Free Indeed on January 27, 2012 at 8:45 AM

But…but…butt…the media wants to know about the Republican candidates taxes, and how they sparce words and meanings and stuff!

KOOLAID2 on January 27, 2012 at 8:47 AM

The Cato Institute did the research that Obama should have done for himself:

Barry’s never really done anything, much less anything for himself in this context. Oink!

Peppa Pig on January 27, 2012 at 8:52 AM

Attn. Libs: Your Cult Leader is either:

A. An economic illiterate. Absolutely clueless and in over his head.

or

B. An outright liar and fraud.

Which one is it?

visions on January 27, 2012 at 8:12 AM

One from Column A, one from Column B. What he doesn’t know he makes up; what (little) he does know he lies about.

Naturally Curly on January 27, 2012 at 8:55 AM

What the heck are we paying him for ?

burrata on January 27, 2012 at 8:43 AM

Good question. He’s failed to get a budget passed through Congress even the two budgets that were submitted when the Dems had the majority of both houses of Congress. He’s deliberately undermined our relations with traditional allies while bowing and scraping to nations who would have us destroyed. He’s gutting the military with the aid of his political crony who runs the DOD. He’s diverted billions to companies run by campaign contributors, sat idly by while unemployment skyrocketed, and amassed so much debt that it amounts to nothing less than generational theft for future generations.

But hey, he and his wife get to spend millions of taxpayer dollars on vacations and the MSM is sure to cover his whiteboard process for picking the NCAA Basketball finalists. Golfing every weekend. Parties just about as often.

Barak Obama wants a second term and I don’t blame him The worthless parasite has a pretty good life even if his job gets a little too “presidenty” every now and then which interferes with the non-stop vacation the Obama’s think they deserve.

Happy Nomad on January 27, 2012 at 9:01 AM

Barack Obama: Tax. Tax. Tax. (so he can spend, spend, spend for his own special interests).

Why, he’s the new King George. Next thing you know, there’ll be a new Boston Tea Party or something.

Oh, wait …

parke on January 27, 2012 at 9:05 AM

obaka, liar in chief…

ladyingray on January 27, 2012 at 9:13 AM

But, so long as we are making stuff, selling stuff, and moving stuff around on UPS, hey, everything is all good.

Remember always that Obama is a master at the social justice game…in other words, the poor, the ethnic poor, need to be able to take from the successful, non-ethnic successful, so as to level the playing field, and gubmint will determine who gets what from whom.

When we are all poor, then Obama will call it a success.

Four more years of this?

My God, people, wake up!

coldwarrior on January 27, 2012 at 9:13 AM

That pretty much sums up President SmartPower.
That man-child in mom-jeans wouldn’t know the difference between a “manufacturer” in Indonesia (his former home) and a union shop of closed American “manufacturers”.
Born in “The Rust Belt”, I suspect that the moron Ø’Bumbler has no clue what went on in Detroit, Pittsburgh, and every other thriving economy his “people” (union thugs) helped ruin.
(my grandfather on his cavalry war horse beat the snot out ‘em in Flint in the early 30s)

The Ford Rouge Plant was the American symbol of success, and then Democrats took over.

~(Ä)~

Karl Magnus on January 27, 2012 at 9:14 AM

This from the administration that owes $$$$$$$ in back taxes.

Goooooooood grief!

herm2416 on January 27, 2012 at 9:15 AM

This reminds me of a Paul Shanklin satire Rush plays during commercial breaks (if you’re listening online to Rush 24/7). It’s called “creative math and geography”. Here’s a snippet:

Mom: how many continents are there? I’ll give you a hint–it’s between 1 and 10.
Kid: ugh……43?
Mom: ooooh, you’re just a little genius!

Was Obama ever told he was wrong? Don’t think so.

conservative pilgrim on January 27, 2012 at 9:34 AM

Claim: “Right now, companies get tax breaks for moving jobs and profits overseas.”
False: There are no such breaks. Instead, we punish U.S. and foreign businesses for investing and creating jobs here.

Companies go overseas to avoid excessive taxes and regulations.

The ‘supposed’ tax break is the difference between US tax rates and foreign tax rates. ergo, GE.

From the first time he spoke, I knew he spoke with ‘forked tongue’. Combine that with his half-brained base, and there is the reason he was elected.

askwhatif on January 27, 2012 at 9:36 AM

Free Indeed on January 27, 2012 at 8:45 AM

I’ve been a small business owner for 27 years. I’ve always wondered why a business owner would support the Democrat’s policies and candidates, since they usually penalize business growth with new taxes and mandated employee entitlements. What’s in it for them? There’s got to be something more than feel-good policies, because the restrictions make it more difficult to remain in business.

Pazman on January 27, 2012 at 9:38 AM

69 cent solution…

MooCowBang on January 27, 2012 at 9:44 AM

Zero has zero experience in business and in fact less than 10% of his regime has private sector experience.

So this Obamateurism is only to be expected.

CorporatePiggy on January 27, 2012 at 9:49 AM

No, I’m not saying he’s the devil —

No, I’m not saying he’s the devil

Ok, I’ll say it.
Not like I haven’t confronted a ‘goon’ before.

askwhatif on January 27, 2012 at 9:55 AM

I don’t believe that Obama knows enough or cares enough, really, to understand what he reads off the teleprompter, as long as the verbiage vaguely comports with his general world-view. He doesn’t think about any of it.

We’ll probably never get the behind-the-scenes truth of his involvement in the Obama White House speech-writing process– certainly not the kind of revelations that have demonstrated Ronald Reagan to be far more engaged as a thinker and writer than even his own aides realized (“He knows so little and accomplishes so much”)– but it would be fascinating to see Obama’s mark-ups of the speeches prepared for him, his notes to the speechwriters. My guess is the writers report directly to Jarrett or Axelrod for content, Obama mouths whatever they write.

He simply holds these untruths to be self-evident.

de rigueur on January 27, 2012 at 10:24 AM

Not to be nit-picky, but…

Claim: “If you’re a business that wants to outsource jobs, you shouldn’t get a tax deduction for doing it.”

Well, no, you shouldn’t. I think we can all agree on that. And that’d technically make that statement… true.

It’s misleading (i.e., “pulling a Politifact”) to call that false, when your reasoning is that there is no such tax deduction. He’s not saying whether or not there is a deduction, just that there shouldn’t be. His statement as it stands is in fact true.

kshoosh on January 27, 2012 at 10:51 AM

Ok, y’all…I’m sorry if this seems too long, but it is well worth the read and perhaps ought to be put on posters, billboards, social media everywhere to help some of our uninformed (or, misinformed, as the case may be) get a little understanding…

Barstool Economics
.
Suppose that every day, ten men go out for beer and the bill for all ten
comes to $100.
.
If they paid their bill the way we pay our taxes, it would go something
like this:
The first four men (the poorest) would pay nothing.
The fifth would pay $1.
The sixth would pay $3.
The seventh would pay $7.
The eighth would pay $12.
The ninth would pay $18.
The tenth man (the richest) would pay $59.
.
So, that’s what they decided to do. The ten men drank in the bar every day
and seemed quite happy with the arrangement, until one day, the owner
threw them a curve. ‘Since you are all such good customers, he said, I’m
going to reduce the cost of your daily beer by $20. Drinks for the ten now
cost just $80.
.
The group still wanted to pay their bill the way we pay our taxes so the
first four men were unaffected. They would still drink for free. But what
about the other six men – the paying customers? How could they divide the
$20 windfall so that everyone would get his ‘fair share?’
.
They realized that $20 divided by six is $3.33. But if they subtracted that
from everybody’s share, then the fifth man and the sixth man would each end
up being paid to drink his beer. So, the bar owner suggested that it would
be fair to reduce each man’s bill by roughly the same amount, and he
proceeded to work out the amounts each should pay!
.
And so
The fifth man, like the first four, now paid nothing–(100% savings).
The sixth now paid $2 instead of $3 —————(33% savings).
The seventh now pay $5 instead of $7———— (28% savings).
The eighth now paid $9 instead of $12———— (25% savings).
The ninth now paid $14 instead of $18 ————(22% savings).
The tenth now paid $49 instead of $59———— (16% savings).
.
Each of the six was better off than before. And the first four continued to
drink for free. But once outside the restaurant, the men began to compare
their savings. ‘I only got a dollar out of the $20, ‘declared the sixth man.
He pointed to the tenth man, ‘but he got $10!’ ‘Yeah, that’s right,’
exclaimed the fifth man. ‘I only saved a dollar, too. It’s unfair that he
got ten times more than I!’ ‘That’s true!!’ shouted the seventh man. ‘Why
should he get $10 back when I got only two? The wealthy get all the
breaks!’* ‘Wait a minute,’ yelled the first four men in unison. ‘We didn’t
get anything at all. The system exploits the poor!’ The nine men surrounded
the tenth and beat him up.
.

The next night the tenth man didn’t show up for drinks, so the nine sat down
and had beers without him. But when it came time to pay the bill, they
discovered something important. They didn’t have enough money between all of
them for even half of the bill!
.

And that, boys and girls, journalists and college professors, is how our tax
system works. The people who pay the highest taxes get the most benefit from
a tax reduction. Tax them too much, attack them for being wealthy, and they
just may not show up anymore. In fact, they might start drinking overseas
where the atmosphere is somewhat friendlier.

.
Many Thanks To David R. Kamerschen, Ph.D. Professor of Economics, University
of Georgia
.
For those who understand, no explanation is needed. For those Obama
supporters who do not understand, no explanation is possible.

soulmate on January 27, 2012 at 11:12 AM

visions on January 27, 2012 at 8:12 AM

Ha ha! Trick question!
It’s BOTH, isn’t it!!!

VelvetElvis on January 27, 2012 at 11:12 AM

Is jug ears’ staff ignorant or did they intentionally write his speech that way? “You should” You shouldn’t.” Doesn’t mean you do or did.

As far as Sorobama is concerned, he is nothing but a jug-earred puppet who delivers what is written for him. With his TOTUS he couldn’t string a coherent, knowledgeable paragraph together, other than to whine and blame.

jqc1970 on January 27, 2012 at 11:14 AM

“It’s the same old story, same old song and dance….my friend.”

S. Tyler, J. Perry
1972

Tim_CA on January 27, 2012 at 11:39 AM

These myths are largely a direct symptom of the ‘defined benefit’ plans that public employees and politicians have. These plans allow them to live outside of normal marketforces. If defined benefit plans were evolved into defined contribution plans typical of the private sector, you’d quickly see these lies and distortions go away as the public employees and politicians own retirements would require tax and regulation policies that promoted a health growing private sector that paid good dividends to their stock holders being crippled by a perpetual flood of nonsense regulations and paying high taxes to gubermint.

drfredc on January 27, 2012 at 11:47 AM

Barry Soetoro is a FRAUD and his whole life has been a lie. So.. lies from a liar, who would have thought.

hardrowtohoe on January 27, 2012 at 11:53 AM

seems to me that the dems should seek out the person that comes up with their “talking points” (this one and a host of others, all getting rather stale btw…they all get repeated time and time again on all of the liberal blogs by people that can only copy/paste rather than read/analyze). I’m starting to think that person is a planted GOP operative.

teejk on January 27, 2012 at 11:54 AM

What the heck are we paying him for ?

burrata on January 27, 2012 at 8:43 AM

Hope and Change.

Solaratov on January 27, 2012 at 12:07 PM

Maybe we should go with 0bama on this. After all 0bama did such a wonderful job with all those GREEN companies. Why would we mess with success?

jukin3 on January 27, 2012 at 12:24 PM

Claim: “If you’re an American manufacturer, you should get a bigger tax cut. If you’re a high-tech manufacturer, we should double the tax deduction you get for making your products here. And if you want to relocate in a community that was hit hard when a factory left town, you should get help financing a new plant, equipment, or training for new workers.”

Right now, a lot of local governments have been providing tax breaks to create an incentive for businesses to locate to their communities. It’s certainly a popular tactic here in Arizona, and elsewhere, I’m sure.

Every time these businesses get a tax break, the libtards scream bloody murder. “Why do you hate the private sector? Why do you give tax breaks and tax credits to businesses? Why do they pay lower property taxes? Why don’t you do something to help our community?”

Granted, these breaks are originating at the local level, rather than being initiated at the Federal level, but it’ll be interesting to see if the reaction from the left changes, now that the president has suggested the very same approach.

Hill60 on January 27, 2012 at 1:05 PM

This is precisely Obama’s appeal: facts are irrelevant, what matters is the emotion he pitches to. The American electorate tends to vote with its gut rather than its head, and Obama exploits that to the fullest. This is also why Gingrich spiked in South Carolina: it had nothing to do with his crazy salad of ideas and everything to do with him unloading on the moderator for asking about his ex-wife’s claims. People are angry; they respond to a candidate that expresses that anger in visceral terms. They see that in Obama, and I think people saw that in Cain. Romney has none of it.

UnrepentantCurmudgeon on January 27, 2012 at 1:34 PM

The only thing Obama does well… the only thing… is reward the gazillionaires who give him money for his reelection. Warren Buffet, George Soros, all those fatcat investors in “green energy” who walked away from bankruptcies with billions in tax dollars? We’re being bled dry, and Obama is the funnel.

RebeccaH on January 27, 2012 at 2:22 PM

soulmate on January 27, 2012 at 11:12 AM

That’s actually borrowed from a piece written by Neal Boortz back in the late 90′s which he titled Daschle’s Diner.

Fairness is in the eye of the beholder, and TANSTAAFL.

Freelancer on January 27, 2012 at 2:58 PM

What’s a “high-tech” manufacturer?

Obviously, it’s a manufacturer who makes a sufficient contribution to the Obama re-election campaign.

Those making insufficient “contributions” (aka “protection”) are treated as “evil corporations”.

landlines on January 27, 2012 at 3:14 PM

His statement as it stands is in fact true.

kshoosh on January 27, 2012 at 10:51 AM

No, his statement is neither true nor false. It is an opinion, not a fact.

onlineanalyst on January 27, 2012 at 7:45 PM