Posted: 7:00 am Friday, July 4th, 2014

Jack Kingston’s harsh new ad attacking David Perdue ruled ‘deceptive’ 

By Daniel Malloy

Rep. Jack Kingston’s new ad this week in the U.S. Senate runoff is a strong negative hit on businessman David Perdue.

Using Perdue’s image, Kingston delivers attacks on the Pillowtex bankruptcy, a company that took stimulus money while Perdue was on the board and claims Perdue wants tax increases. The fine folks at factcheck.org already picked through the ad and find it to be a re-airing of “several deceptive claims.”

But there’s a new ear-catcher, too, a declaration that Pillowtex got a bailout. Here’s factcheck.org:

“The ad’s claim about a “government bailout” is a new twist on an old claim, but suffers from the same faulty logic as the one about the Pillowtex layoffs. It’s a reference to U.S. Pension Benefit Guaranty Corp.’s announcement on Oct. 30, 2003, that it would assume responsibility for Pillowtex’s pension benefits because of the bankruptcy proceedings. That announcement, like the bankruptcy filing and the layoffs, occurred months after Perdue had left the company.”

A note on the obscure Pension Benefit Guaranty Corp., from its website:

“The Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (PBGC) protects the retirement incomes of more than 40 million American workers in more than 26,000 private-sector defined benefit pension plans. A defined benefit plan provides a specified monthly benefit at retirement, often based on a combination of salary and years of service. PBGC was created by the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 to encourage the continuation and maintenance of private-sector defined benefit pension plans, provide timely and uninterrupted payment of pension benefits, and keep pension insurance premiums at a minimum. 

“PBGC is not funded by general tax revenues. PBGC collects insurance premiums from employers that sponsor insured pension plans, earns money from investments and receives funds from pension plans it takes over.”

Be sure you take a moment on this holiday to reflect on the American-ness of a good ol’ attack ad.

122 comments
SteveDelvecchio
SteveDelvecchio

Perdue said the government needs to “figure out a way to get revenue growing” — which the Kingston campaign assumed meant raising taxes. But Perdue never said in the hour-long interview that the government should raise taxes. Instead, he went on to talk about growing the economy.

Perdue, May 12: "You gotta get spending cuts and that’s where I would start. I think the second thing though is – some of these issues that I’ve talked about with getting the economy going are short term within three or four years you could get this thing booming. "


Someone, please inform Mr. Perdue that spending cuts are identical to tax increases, as both REMOVE dollars from the economy.


Both these guys are fully owned & controlled by the .1% (Whose overriding objective is to CONTINUALLY increase the wealth/power GAP between the rich and the rest of us.)


Mr. Purdue/Mr. Kingston both need to study these facts concerning economics:


1. Money = Debt
2. Federal Spending + Non-federal Spending + Net Exports = Gross Domestic Product (GDP)
3. Federal Deficits = Private Income
4. Demand/Supply = Value
5. Reward/Risk = Demand


Looking at equation 1., why would anyone want less federal debt?
Looking at equation 2., why would anyone want less federal spending (i.e “smaller government”)?
Looking at equation 3., why would anyone want smaller deficits (since the federal government cannot run short of dollars)
Looking at equation 4., what is the best way to avoid inflation (reduced value of the dollar)? No, not decrease Supply. Remember equations #1, #2 and #3. The answer is to increase Demand.
Looking at equation 5., what is the easiest way to increase Demand? Increase the Reward for owning dollars (interest).

And that’s it. Five simple equations.

coj
coj

Is it only me? Am I the only one that looks at Kingston and sees an awkward, nerdy redneck with a college education that has over-achieved in life? A boot-polisher and yes man for business. A man willing to lie and sell himself to the highest bidder? A man who always looks like the last one chosen for a pick-up game of basketball, football or baseball? Bless my heart.

Adamsran
Adamsran

Democratic Party loaded with intellectual heavyweights inside of the party or those who vote Democrat. 


I always find it interesting how people get on these blogs and do nothing but attack. 


The fact of the matter is that most of the states around the country that are thriving or at least doing well, happen to have Republican Governors, supported with Republican legislators.


Our Federal Government is a TRAIN WRECK.


Being an independent, I find fault with both Republicans and Democrats.


In the past, I haven't liked the idea of the house/senate and the Presidency being controlled by one-party.  This was certainly proved in 2009/2010.  But I think we are going to see everything now swing back to the Republicans from 2015 by gaining the house and then with a new Republican President beginning in 2017. 


That will break the gridlock.  I hope and pray they perform better than what we have seen in the last four and a half years.

MisterMikey
MisterMikey

I wish there was a way to block the tiresome people who regurgitate the info they get from Fox news, day in and day out.  They mostly sound like Charlie Brown's teacher, but still...

td1234
td1234

"

U.S. Supreme Court’s Hobby Lobby decision by a 10-point margin.

Results of the survey of 1,000 likely U.S. voters indicate that 49 percent of those polled agree that business owners should have the option of exempting themselves from ObamaCare’s HHS contraceptive mandate if it violates their religious beliefs. By comparison, 39 percent oppose the high court’s decision and 12 percent are undecided.

In addition, the poll found that 58 percent of voters say a company’s level of contraceptive coverage is not an important part of their decision to work there, compared to 38 percent who say it is at least somewhat important to their decision of where to work.

While 43 percent of voters think businesses should be required by law to provide health insurance that covers all government-approved contraceptives for women without copayment or other charges, 47 percent say companies should not be required to comply with the contraception mandate.

The same poll found that 48 percent of voters believe the government is a threat to Americans’ religious rights, while only 30 percent of voters believe the government protects those rights.

The Rasmussen survey was conducted on June 30-July 1. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% confidence level."

Mandingo
Mandingo

The Georgia GOP is not  loaded with college educated intellectual heavyweights. These dim-wits must be spoon fed simple ads. These are the same clowns  that  demanded to see Obama's birth certificate and then claimed it was fake for 4 or 5 years.

JacketMan
JacketMan

Should anyone really be surprised by this tactic? This is the same politician who used pictures of President Obama along with a sound-alike acting like the President had left him a voice message that insinuated that Kingston had, somehow, totally disrupted the President single-handedly, with his macho-mojo.

When Kingston was originally called out on it, the ad was pulled. Once things calmed down, he started running it again.

Ralph-43
Ralph-43

When Emory University recruited Arthur Kellerman, M.D. from the University of Washington to continue his ground breaking studies on the risks to the owners of handguns, the N.R.A. was successful in blocking all funding and progress on this research in Georgia. (Dr. Kellerman is now the Dean of the Armed Forces Medical School in Bethesda, MD).This attack on scientific research and the C.D.C. has been led by none other than the U.S. Congressman, Jack Kingston, leader of the House subcommittee that sets the C.D.C. budget.He is quoted in ProPublica “the president’s request to fund propaganda for his gun-grabbing initiatives through the C.D.C. will not be included in the FY2015 appropriations bill.”Mr. Kingston, a small fry in the scheme of things, may be over-ruled by more thoughtful and concerned Representatives, but his anti-intellectual, anti-science philosophy, is clearly displayed and should be rejected by the educated population of Georgia.

Shar1
Shar1

Kingston has a significant problem with truth and facts.  He is sitting on top of legislation that would life the NRA's bouth-and-paid-for ban on release or analysis of government statistics on gun injury and death which would permit gun policy to be based on facts, not conjecture or hyperbole.  But no, Kingston and his NRA owners know that data will undermine their fear mongering and unfounded claims about the efficacy of gun use in self defense, so Kingston is following their orders, instead of clear public interest, and refusing to allow the use of OUR money to ultimately save lives.  Then there was all that embarrassment of taking lots and lots of money from felons, which he suddenly didn't know anything about at all despite the FACTS that his campaign was dependent upon those contributions.  Now he is baldfaced, knowingly lying about Perdue.


I used to think Kingston was a reasonable politician, but this campaign has shown hi to be a self-interested, lying, hypocritical prostitute for his corporate handlers, be they in or out of the legal system.  Not that Perdue is much better, but at least he has not yet have a chance to be infected with the Washington maggots.

The_Centrist
The_Centrist

I wonder if anyone else feels closer to voting for Perdue after such a nasty ad from Kingston.

(Had a little jog ITP this morning - got a T-Shirt.  Didn't carry my gun)

Starik
Starik

Remember, all these ads appealing to the stupid among us - by all the candidates -  are paid for by political contributors who expect to be repaid. At least Perdue pays for some of it from his own deep pockets.

lithoniaguy
lithoniaguy

In the last election{ the real poll} Obama mops the floor with Romney! Can I get a WHOOP WHOOP! lol.

lithoniaguy
lithoniaguy

I love waking up in this great country with a competent black president. You right wingers must be pissed to wake up to another 4th of July with a black family living in the Whitehouse. lolololololol...After the colossal screw-up by Dubya, it will be a long time before we have another republican president. GOD BLESS AMERICA...

EdUktr
EdUktr

Jim, in a recent Quinnipiac poll voters named Obama the worst president in modern times. Does this validate Michelle Nunn's strategy of avoiding labeling herself a Democrat? http://tinyurl.com/mrttwof

Nobody_Knows
Nobody_Knows

td1234

It is ok little buddy.  

Next you will be telling the blog about blogging during the service. 

Have a great day

Nobody_Knows
Nobody_Knows

td's first few jobs were at Lockheed and the state.....


Wonder which relatives worked there when he got those jobs?


LOLOLOLOLOLOL

Nobody_Knows
Nobody_Knows

td1234 is my Pavlov's dog.


I post he cries on queue.


LOLOLOLOLOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Nobody_Knows
Nobody_Knows

td1234 were you raised in a union and government worker household?


Your mommy and daddy had to get you your first jobs out of high school.


LOLOLOLOLOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

SteveDelvecchio
SteveDelvecchio

THE GAP.

THE GAP actually is a series of income/wealth gaps between the very rich, the rich, the not-so-rich and down the line to the very poor.

Every income/wealth group wants the gaps below them to widen and the gaps above them to narrow. For the very rich, all gaps are below them, so general gap widening is the goal.

The GAP is what makes the rich rich, for without the GAP no one would be rich, and the wider the GAP, the richer they are. So it is the GAP, not just income, that is of primary importance to the very rich.

It is the very rich who run this and all nations, by bribing politicians (via campaign contributions and promises of lucrative employment later), “bribing” the media (via ownership) and bribing economists and other thought leaders (via contributions to universities and “think” tanks).

The ever-widening GAP is the single most serious problem in all of economics.

DS
DS

@Adamsran What basis are you using to claim that most thriving states are Republican?

Because 9 of the 10 poorest states, measured by per capita income, typically vote Republican (Mississippi, Arkansas, Idaho, West Virginia, Kentucky, Utah, Alabama, South Carolina and Oklahoma---the only blue state in this group is New Mexico).

Meanwhile, 9 of the 10 states with the highest per capita income typically vote Democrat (Colorado, Connecticut, Maryland, New Jersey, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Virginia and Washington---the only red state in this group is Alaska).

Furthermore, Republican states tend to be more dependent on the Federal government and to receive more Federal funds than they contribute in Federal taxes. To use Romney-speak, Democratic states are the makers, while Republican states are the takers.

td1234
td1234

@MisterMikey  Unlike Facebook the only way you can not see the conservative truth is to not visit this page. 


It sure makes progressives angry when they are confronted with facts that makes the way they look at the world look like one big lie. 

DS
DS

@td1234 Depends on how the question is asked.

The latest Kaiser Health Tracking Poll finds that, in general, the public supports the requirement that private health plans cover prescription birth control without cost-sharingby a nearly 2-to-1 margin (61 percent support, 32 percent oppose). --- Kaiser Family Foundation, April

A majority of Americans believe that most types of businesses—with the exception of churches and places of worship—should be required to provide their employees with health care plans that cover contraception at no cost. --- PRRI, May

A majority of Americans oppose letting employers, based on their religious views, exclude certain contraceptives from workers’ insurance coverage --- Reuters/Ipsos, June

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/06/30/hobby-lobby-polling_n_5545511.html

CherokeeCounty
CherokeeCounty

What's sad, td, is that someday this decision could very well be used to discriminate against you or your children.  When evangelical Christians are even more of a minority than they are today, your kids may find themselves working for a Muslim, or Jehovah's Witness, or a Christian Scientist - and those folks will have the same freedom to pracrtice their religion that the owners of Hobby Lobby now have.

And you, or more likely your kids, may not like the results, when they, for example, need a blood transfusion, and their Jehovah's Witness boss chose not to cover that as part of their insurance plan.

DS
DS

@The_Centrist, both of them seem to be doing their very best to discourage me from voting for them on July 22. Still haven't decided.

Congrats on your run.

td1234
td1234

@lithoniaguy Not in Georgia. Romney won by 8 points with the highest black turnout ever in the state. Blacks will not turn out for a white Nunn or a white Carter in the even higher numbers needed for either to have a victory this year so both will lose by more than 8 points. 

td1234
td1234

@lithoniaguy Worst President in the history of this nation according to the latest poll. 

lithoniaguy
lithoniaguy

@EdUktr 

in other words if Obama screwed up like dubya he wouldn't be the worst? lol...OSAMA BIN LADEN hated him too. BUT HE LOVED DUBYA

td1234
td1234

@Nobody_Knows  Now Cliff is attempting to tell all the readers that a person can not get a job at Lockheed or in state government on ones own merits. 


Just more proof of the uneducated and uninformed. Here is a bit of knowledge for you. Work hard in school, get good grades and make a good presentation to a hiring authority and you too could possibly get a job at Lockheed or in state government.  

td1234
td1234

@Nobody_Knows More proof. You just can not help yourself now can you? I bet you are one of those blowhards like Cliff on the show Cheers that sits at the end of the bar pontificating about subjects that you are clueless about while everyone else in the bar laughs their butts off at what you are saying. 


LOL!!!!!!!!!!! 

td1234
td1234

@Nobody_Knows Now you are lying worse than the politicians. LOL


Just more proof of what the uninformed, uneducated do when they take a beating by someone better educated with a superior philosophy. Go to personal attacks. 


You are proving my point with each and every post. Keep up the good work.

coj
coj

@td1234 @MisterMikey It's a laugher when you assert that righties work with facts when they do all they can to distort facts and bend them to fit their ideological strain of crazy.

td1234
td1234

@CherokeeCounty Prior to Obamacare, people had to make decisions everyday as to if the insurance coverage benefit (enticement) was good enough for them to want to trade their skill set to that business for the benefit. I guess this decision is one step back to what insurance has been every other year until Obamacare where companies have choices and employees have choices to make. 


The companies that choose to offer the best benefits package (enticements) will attract the best and brightest to work for them.  

JohnBoy10
JohnBoy10

@td1234 @lithoniaguy 

@td1234 

I promise I will not mention Bush/Cheney if you will go away...just for the rest of the day.

Additionally, you are an albatross around the necks of the Radical Right Wing - I mean to say, do you have any common sense at all, or are you a mere troll casting for reactions to your idiotic input? What an embarrassment, even for a The Party of Stupid!

honested
honested

@td1234 @Nobody_Knows 

Mentioning Lockheed, why are the taxpayers still burdened with the cost of building aircraft with no mission?

Is it just to supply displaced farmers with artificially high paying jobs?

Nobody_Knows
Nobody_Knows

@td1234 @Nobody_Knows 

What did I lie about?


You already stated your dad was in a union.


LOLOLOLOLOL


td1234
td1234

@JohnBoy10 You can mention Bush/Cheney all you want but it still does not reduce the fact that Obama is being declared the WORST President in the history of the country. 


It is not the conservative philosophy that is being rebuked in this nation but rather the progressive/socialist philosophy. 

td1234
td1234

@honested It is a hell of a lot better than paying for people's health insurance, food, housing... so that they can sit at home a blog all day.

td1234
td1234

@Nobody_Knows Yet again you no nothing. I have never spoken about my father's work and I know never mentioned if he was in a union or not. 


BTW: I have stated many times that I have no problem with private sector unions because both sides have stakes in their negotiations. I believe public sector unions should be outlawed. 

CherokeeCounty
CherokeeCounty

Worst President in the history of this nation according to the latest poll.

And that's already been debunked - not that facts matter to tp Repubs... 

But here it is again briefly.  First, the sitting President is ALWAYS voted the worst or next to worst.

Secondly, there are a couple options for worst Republican president - Bush?  Nixon?  Reagan?  So the Dem vote was split.  The Repubs, on the other hand, are driven only by their blind hatred of the Muslim Socialist Kenyan brown person in the White House - so they uniformly voted for him.

The poll is worse than meaningless.... but blithering idiots will keep talking about it.

anothercomment
anothercomment

We can't forget TD got himself a mail order bride non US citizen. Then he has the gall to live off her working in a state or local government job. Using the salary of the taxes others pay, as well as the healthcare benefits. Number # 1 Hypocrate is TD. No American born woman would put up with his crap.

honested
honested

@td1234 @honested 

How so?

Wasting billions for useless products is somehow 'better'?

What caused the head injury to you people in your youth?

Nobody_Knows
Nobody_Knows

@td1234 @Nobody_Knows 

I asked if your dad enjoyed his union retirement and you stated "yes he did"

bwhahahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

td1234
td1234

@CherokeeCounty If I am not mistaken there was also Carter and Clinton to vote for on the Democratic side and Obama still came in last. 


You may have a small point about Obama currently being in office since another poll recently released shows his approval rating is around the 40% mark and enough people have said if they knew now what his second term would have been like they would have voted for Romney. 

td1234
td1234

@anothercomment Well, well, well it appears this one has a little envy of a successful person. 


You must be one of those fat American women that no man really wants. LOL

td1234
td1234

@honested @td1234 Being a world military power is way more important than being an entitlement society. 

CherokeeCounty
CherokeeCounty

Sure they could have also voted for Kennedy.  But you and I both know that the hatred for Obama drives everything Republican today.... so of course the Repubs polled didn't vote for those guys......

AuntieChrist
AuntieChrist

@td1234 @honested  Being a world military power is way more important than being an entitlement society. 

Is that a quote from kim jong il, stalin or hitler? Sounds remarkably similar to what they would say.

td1234
td1234

@CherokeeCounty Total BS. It is not a "hatred" for a man but rather a total disdain for a philosophy. You will see the same level of intensity of disdain for Hillary as has been shown for Obama. Heck I dislike Nunn and Carter as much as I dislike Obama and it has nothing to do with them personally and everything to do with their progressive, entitlement society philosophy.