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09 November 2011

Repudiation: Newt Gingrich Promises To Hide Financial Truths

One of the things that politicians should never do is to try and hide facts.  Since this blog started, I have been ranting against Republican Denial of Climate Change, including Governor Perry's hiding facts in a study of the Bay of Galveston.  The problem with this, as anyone who has ever studied any science should know, is that the facts are the facts.  Changing or hiding data does not change what the facts are.

Talking Points Memo (TPM) has an article today on Republican dislike of facts researched by the Congressional Budget Office (CBO).  In short, they are upset because the Affordable Care Act, called ObamaCare by those who oppose it, was crafted to save taxpayer money.  This little fact interferes with their propaganda as annoyingly pointed out by the CBO.  So, TPM writes

Some Republicans want to change the rules that make CBO’s words so powerful. Gingrich, by contrast, wants to get rid of CBO altogether.

They have comments disagreeing with Mr. Gingrich from former CBO directors Doug Holtz-Eakin and Alice Rivlin.

Facts are needed.  Running a government on just faith is stupid.

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