Commentary on current events, politics, government, and popular culture from John Sheirer, author of the book, Make Common Sense Common Again.

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Republicans are lying about "Honest Abe" again.

Republicans love to cite Abraham Lincoln, but they almost always misrepresent him.

Ohio Governor John Kasich is the latest example, using a fake Lincoln quote and misrepresenting his tax policies. Lincoln actually instituted a progressive income tax to help pay for the Civil War. By contrast, during the Iraq and Afghanistan wars, Republicans cut taxes during wartime for the first time in American history.

The parties have changed so much over the years that, if he were alive today, Lincoln would obviously be a Democrat.

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