A Raging Prairie Fire of Lies

In her Right Turn blog at The Washington Post, Jennifer Rubin reports that Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney recently told Iowans a "prairie fire of debt is sweeping across Iowa and our nation and every day we fail to act that fire gets closer to the homes and children we love." Romney then went on to say that rather than putting out the fire, President Obama has fed it. These statements provided material for Jim Morin, political cartoonist for The Miami Herald, whose May 17 cartoon shows Mr. Romney standing before a giant conflagration declaring: "A raging prairie fire of debt is sweeping across the land and I know how to stop it!!" In Romney's hands is a can of gasoline emblazoned with (what else?): "Bush Tax Cuts." And so Morin becomes another dupe of the administration spreading the notion that were it not for the "Bush tax cuts for the rich" we'd have a balanced budget. But the truth is, those tax rate cuts can't even account for 10 percent of this year's estimated...(Read Full Post)