Misleader

The folks behind Move On have created a new website devoted to documenting the misstatements and flat out lies spoken by President Bush. It is cunningly called Misleader.org. Here’s an example of what they have:

On the Economy:
“We will not pass along our problems to other Congresses, to other presidents and other generations.”

The truth: Factoring in the cost of reconstruction in Iraq and other laws that are set to be enacted, the federal budget deficit is close to $5 trillion over the next 10 years. The President’s latest request to make his tax cuts permanent would add another nearly $1.6 trillion to the federal debt through 2013. That’s $41,300 for every man, woman and child.

Has anyone noticed that along with the Bush/Cheney calls for $87 billion in new spending for Iraq, they have pointedly not offered to give back $87 billion worth of the tax cuts to the ultra-wealthy? “We need this spending, but that’s for you monkeys to pay, not us and our rich friends.”