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Three Big Myths Right-Wing Propagandists Are Spreading to Frame the 2012 Election

All in the name of disempowering the many and enthroning the privileged few.

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You might remember that Obama appointed General Electric's CEO, Jeffrey Immelt, to be chairman of the President's Council on Jobs and Competitiveness in 2011. So much for punishing success.

Debunk their bunkum

By no means are the Big Three Myths that I've covered here the only ones that the plutocracy promoters want us simply to "believe" (a word, you might notice, that has LIE positioned right at its center). But this trio of myths--"Self-Made," "Government Can't Do Anything," and "Government Punishes Success"-- are the key perversions of language and truth they have crafted to detour us off of America's historic path to egalitarianism, plunging us instead down the rabbit hole of corporate rule.

If we are to stand up successfully to the myriad corporate policies and laws that they want to impose on us, we must confront, expose, and reject at every turn their nefarious lies. Don't let them rewrite the basic truth that unites us as a democratic people: We need each other for all of us to succeed, both personally and as a nation.

Jim Hightower is a national radio commentator, writer, public speaker, and author of the new book, "Swim Against the Current: Even a Dead Fish Can Go With the Flow." (Wiley, March 2008) He publishes the monthly "Hightower Lowdown," co-edited by Phillip Frazer.
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