So, on the This Week panel today I didn’t get a chance to weigh in on the biggest whopper from Sen. Lamar Alexander, who told Elizabeth Vargas that reconciliation — I don’t have the exact transcript — had in the past been used for small things and “to reduce the deficit”.
In fact, reconciliation was used to pass the two major Bush tax cuts, which increased the deficit — by $1.8 trillion.
And there’s no penalty for this kind of deception.
That’s the heart of the matter. Fox News is spreading the same lie, so there’s no accountability there — although, we shouldn’t expect any. At some point, with the growing list of very obvious and easy-to-prove Republican contradictions, you’d think there’d be some kind of push back from the press. But there’s nothing.