06 September 2014

If Only We Could Find the Government Fact Factory

On more than one occasion, Republican friends have simply denied the accuracy of the data that now suggests the economy is improving. Instead of arguing about it, I've decided that the simplest way to deal with this is to quickly agree and then say, "Even worse, they made up all the data about the Great Recession. Not only is the economy not recovering but it, in fact, never went into a recession. None of it even happened. It's like the moon landing."

For folks with theories about the world that they hold fondly, it is indeed as David Byrne sang: "Facts just twist the truth around."

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

It doesn't surprise me that people want to live in a fantasy world- we were raised on Santa Claus and the Tooth Fairy, and a steady stream of fairy tales- but what I've never understood is why people make up things that make them angry and unhappy.

If you're going to make something up, make something up that has elves and wishes and happy smiley things like that.