Monday, May 13, 2019

Headlines from the GOP's Pants-on-Fire World

When reading Republican rhetoric, releases, keep fire extinguisher at hand.

* The claim: Foxconn's buildings in Wisconsin are not empty. But the headline is:
One month ago, Foxconn said its innovation centers weren’t empty — they still are

* Speaking of Foxconn, the GOP elected officials' claim was that Gov. Evers was responsible for Foxconn changing its plans. But the headline is: 
Pants on Fire!
Potential Foxconn changes are due to "the wave of economic uncertainty" from Evers administration
 Wisconsin Republican Legislative leaders on Wednesday, January 30th, 2019 in a joint statement
Pants on Fire: Robin Vos, Scott Fitzgerald blame Tony Evers for Foxconn changes

* Speaking of Foxconn, it's White House champion claimed that trade wars are good and easy to win. But the headline is: 
Trump’s trade approach under attack as China retaliates on tariffs; markets open with big sell-off
Speaking of Foxconn and Trump, their GOP pals claim that debt is anathema, that Republicans are fiscal conservatives and that Walker should lead national push for mandatory balanced budget. But the headline is: 
Republican Party maxed out credit card, racked up $600 in monthly interest as it tried to save Scott Walker
And the GOP's second-stringers in the Wisconsin Legislature claimed some budget compromise with Evers - - the actual Governor - - was necessary:  But the headline is: 
GOP lawmakers to strip pillars of Tony Evers' budget: Medicaid expansion, tax hikes, pot reforms
The motto of this story: You will get burned if you believe Team GOP.

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