Monday, March 12, 2012
Maddow Doesn't Do Propaganda?
In one of her self-promotional commercials, Rachel Maddow proclaims that, "For the past 10 years, we've only been pursuing policies that benefit the wealthy." This is false, folks. a) 81% of the Bush tax cuts went to the working and middle classes (300 of the 370 per annum billion). d) Non-defense discretionary spending (Medicaid, SCHIP, veterans' benefits, welfare, education expenditures, housing assistance, food assistance, tax credits for children, etc.) skyrocketed under President Bush. And c) the Medicare Part D drug program (no, it wasn't paid for and, yes, that's a problem) disproportionately helped the lower, working, and middle classes. For Ms. Maddow (Hannity with a twat, basically) to so casually throw around bromides like this is utterly and totally unhelpful (we all of us know by now that George Bush Jr. was a bad President - continuing to demonize him above and beyond this "loses" people). Divisive, too.