Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Wall Street Journal: Beyond "Damnable Lies"

They cite "statistics" that have no bearing on the conversation. An example:
Either Mr. Obama inherited the largest deficit in American history or he won the 1944 election, but both can't be true. The biggest annual deficit the modern government has ever run was in 1943, equal to 30.3% of the economy, to mobilize for World War II. The next biggest years were the following two, at 22.7% and 21.5%, to win it.
Dollar figures, douchenozzle. He's not lying, you are, because you know what he means but choose to ignore it.