Gotta love this, as Cliff Schecter or We Act Radio utterly demolishes a right-wing hack, spewing utterly fallacious right-wing talking points, on red state hypocrisy over the massive, net federal benefits (Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, Food Stamps, etc.) they receive.
I particularly love it when Schecter punctures the right winger’s talking points regarding how government has supposedly “squandered” the money that’s supposed to go to entitlements. When Schecter points out that George W. Bush squandered untold amounts of money on the Iraq War, she starts babbling about “Obamacare” – the all purpose bogeyman for the right, even though it’s: a) more conservative than “Romneycare,” and Willard’s probably going to be their 2012 nominee; b) it’s modeled almost exactly after the 1993 Republican alternative to “Hillarycare;” c) it contains a core conservative position, namely that individuals – not employers – should be mandated to own health insurance; and d) the non-partisan, authoritative Congressional Budget Office determined that ” enacting both pieces of legislation H.R. 3590 and the reconciliation proposal would produce a net reduction in federal deficits of $143 billion over the 2010-2019 period as result of changes in direct spending and revenues.” So much for the “squandering” talking point. Anyway, great work by Cliff Schecter; keep it up my friend!