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The No-Tax-Hike Pledge Is an IQ Test for Republicans

AmericanEagle Wrote: Dec 01, 2012 1:55 PM
Actually an income tax rate hike depresses income tax receipts, especially in a recession or stagnant economy as we have now. Presidents Coolidge, Harding, Kennedy, Reagan and Bush 43 showed that a slow economy starts to grow when income tax rates are cut and creates an increase in tax receipts.
Earl29 Wrote: Dec 01, 2012 3:01 PM
You are so right, Eagle, but expecting Democrats to know anything about either economic reality or economic history is an exercise in futility.
Carl265 Wrote: Dec 01, 2012 11:15 PM
Amen Earl, Just look at Harry Reid, he can't even remember to change his suit. He could change his mind if he had one but alas he is still living in Wizard of OZ Land.
MoreFreedom Wrote: Dec 04, 2012 7:12 AM
You're close to understanding this Earl. It's not that the Democrats don't know anything about economic reality/history, it's the mental disorder of liberalism whereby they refuse to accept reality because it conflicts with the false vision in their head and they don't like the pain of cognitive dissonance. So change "know anything" to "accept reality regarding" and then you've got it right.

Eugene Robinson is one of the group-think columnists at the Washington Post. Like E.J. Dionne, he is an utterly predictable proponent of big government. So it won’t surprise you to know that he wants taxes to go up and he’s a big fan of Obama’s class-warfare agenda.

He’s also a very partisan Democrat and wants the GOP to lose. Again, that’s not exactly a stunning revelation.

So when someone like Eugene Robinson starts offering advice to the Republican Party about tax policy, a logical person instantly should be suspicious that he’s actually trying to advance his own ideological and...

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