Whatever happened to the truth?
DONALD MEYERS, A Mind ofI really become tired of listening to people who have no idea about what they are talking about. It seems that the less knowledge or experience that one has about a subject, the more he is looked at as an expert on the subject. My first exposure to this was during the Vietnam war.
Published: December 8, 2012
Published: December 8, 2012
People who had no understanding or experience about combat and what it involved were looked at as experts on the subject. I recall listening to Sen. James Webb (VA) talking about when he attended law school at Georgetown University and the discussion was about Vietnam.
He had served in combat and received both the Navy Cross and Silver Star plus the Purple Heart, but his opinion was not valid because he had served in Vietnam. Does that make sense? To those with an agenda it does.
Bob Costas went on an anti gun rant during the football game half time show Sunday following a report about an NFL player who murdered his girlfriend and then committed suicide.
Our easy access to guns and the violence that they cause was his opinion. Needless to say, he was either not aware of or could care less about the number of crimes that are prevented by legally armed citizens. According to the latest FBI figures, there are 2000 crimes a day prevented by legally armed citizens.
Look at the areas in our country that have the highest crime rates and they all have the most strict gun control laws. It seems that the innocents are the only ones who are unarmed and they pay the price.
We are now in a debate about taxes and whether we should extend the Bush tax cuts. The president continues to state that the cuts cost the government billions of dollars in lost revenue. That is simply not true.
When the Bush tax cuts took effect, the tax revenues did not decrease, they increased and continued to do so until 2008 when the mortgage crisis hit. The rich paid more in taxes even though their rates went down. When tax rates change, people change their behavior. When rates are low, people invest more and take chances.
When taxes increase, people work less and invest in non-taxable venues. This has been true in every country and each time that it occurs in our country. Presidents Coolidge, Kennedy, Reagan, and Bush all encountered a rising economy when tax rates were reduced.
Another fairy tale that has received little coverage from the main stream media is the Benghazi attack. Much like Fast and Furious, we will probably never know what truly happened since it leads back to the White House.
The initial lie was that the attack was merely a demonstration that went ballistic. Of course every group comes to demonstrations with RPGs, mortars, and AK 47s. It has now been three months and the administration still has not gotten its story right.
It is obvious that those in charge really believe that we are either stupid or do not care. there may be a sizeable portion who fall into those categories, but not any of the people that I associate with or admire. I want the truth and unlike many I can handle the truth.