But they've gone and done it again. This time its about a post on the front page that purports to explain the deal just brokered on the debt ceiling. And where does the author get his material? From Speaker John Boehner's power point. Trouble is...Boehner lies.
Here's a couple of points highlighted in the diary:
"no tax hikes"
"Requires baseline to be current law, effectively making it impossible for Joint Committee to increase taxes."
Of course, massive hair-on-fire ensues because the Democrats caved on increased revenue as part of the package. Oh-No's!!!!!!
But then, here's Steve Benen on that:
To clarify something important, Boehner’s presentation gives the impression that new revenue is impossible under the bipartisan congressional commission. That’s false; new revenue is possible and will be a key goal of Democratic members. Whether the revenue is likely or not is a separate question, but for those who saw that and were concerned, Boehner’s claim is just factually wrong.
The amusing thing is...these poutragers are generally the same ones who tell us that President Obama should NEVER negotiate with Republicans because you can't trust them. And yet here we have one of them relying on Boehner's talking points to explain the deal. Who woulda thunk there'd be a problem with that?
By the way, if you'd like some actual facts about the deal that was reached, the White House put out helpful summary.