It really is a slowdown.
That's won't stop the left's propaganda machine from lying about it OVER AND OVER AND OVER AGAIN.
If you tell a BIG LIE often enough people start to believe it.
Like these other LIES OF THE LEFT:
- CO2 causes AGW;
- Bush Lied (here's a long list of lies they told about Dubya!);
- FANNIE MAE DIDN'T CAUSE THE REAL ESTATE BUBBLE;
- ACORN WAS CLEAN;
- OBAMA IS A MODERATE;
- OBAMACARE WILL LOWER THE DEFICIT;
- THE TALIBAN SHOULD BE PART OF THE AFGHAN GOVERNMENT
- - and this -
- ISLAM IS A RELIGION OF PEACE.
- RELIGION IS THE OPIATE OF THE MASSES.
Er, um.. no, socialism is - and in the last century socialism killed more people than religion did in the previous 20 centuries - (well, er um... all religions except Islam, that is).
- ANTHROPOGENIC CO2 IS CAUSING UNPRECEDENTED AND SOON TO BE CATASTROPHIC GLOBAL CLIMATE CHANGE.
No again. Current warming is entirely within geological precedents which have no anthropogenic causes; global climate is always changing - and a warmer climate is actually beneficial for humanity.
- PEAK OIL WILL DESTROY THE GLOBAL ECONOMY; THEREFORE WE MUST FORCE PEOPLE AND BUSINESSES AND ECONOMIES TO SWITCH ENERGY SOURCES NOW - AND HIGHER TAXES WILL HELP.
Er, um... NOPE: there are more oil reserves now than ever - and we might never run out if oil is abiotic, which seems more and more likely.
- THE PROFIT SYSTEM AND PRIVATE ENTERPRISE ARE BASED ON GREED AND ARE INEFFICIENT AND IMMORAL.
Actually, the profit incentive and competition are what increase prosperity and value. When a monopoly controls a good or service then there is no incentive for improvement of quality or price. And when & where there are competing enterprises, there are more jobs and better wages. Therefore, the profit motive and free enterprise it is better for all people, both as consumers and workers.
- WE CAN REDISTRIBUTE WEALTH AND ELIMINATE POVERTY.
Redistributionist policies have never ever worked at anytime in any place. Socialism and the welfare state actually perpetuate poverty and dependence and decrease economic growth and diminish prosperity. "Red" China, the USSR, India, Cuba, North Korea, Zimbabwe and Sweden all prove this. If you really want to make poverty history then you have to make socialism history.
- MEDICARE AND MEDICAID WORK BETTER THAN PRIVATE INSURANCE.
Wrong again: Medicare and Medicaid run a 60 billion dollar deficit every year and much of that is fraud; this would never be possible if they were well run, but it is perpetuated because the taxpayer picks up the bill and not the "administrators" of the plan. Medicare and Medicaid are unsustainable. Liberals and leftist constantly harp and harangue about "sustainable" economies; they should start by making Medicare and Medicaid sustainable - (and if they can't they should allow for the ORDERLY transition to privatization over the next few decades).
DISARMAMENT AND APPEASEMENT AND AN EMPHASIS ON DIPLOMACY AND MULTI-LATERALISM WILL DIMINISH INTERNATIONAL HOSTILITY AND INCREASE THE PEACE.
Yeah, sure: As if the League of Nations and the UN ever stopped a war. Really bad "players" never respect the rule of law or treaties and see weakness as an opportunity for adventurism and aggression. Peace comes though strength is a fact proven over and over again throughout human history. Appeasement has always increased the likelihood of war and its cost in blood and treasure.
YES: this is a partial listing!
HERE'S WHY THE LEFT CAN'T TELL THE TRUTH:
If the Left didn't lie, then they'd have nothing to say.