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Fiscal Cliff Notes

Cal18 Wrote: Dec 04, 2012 9:01 AM
Dr. Sowell, I understand why good men don't want to run for president. I'm sure you have your reasons. Just know I would wholeheartedly support you if you should decide to do so.
Kenneth L. Wrote: Dec 04, 2012 9:44 AM
Rosemary, Cal, Pat (and most readers here who would follow Dr. Sowell into hell if it might help), I do think that we can do something.
Thomas Sowell's incredible intellect is obvious because he can explain things in a way that permits almost everyone to understand them. And he's so brilliant that he does it in few words.
This is EXACTLY the skill needed by politicians! Voters' eyes glaze over when you put up charts and graphs. They don't understand the big picture, especially when the outcomes we expect are counter-intuitive. So the RNC should contract with Dr. Sowell to design and defend talking points to be hammered relentlessly between now and 2016 explaining the effect of tax rate changes on growth and job creation.
Kenneth L. Wrote: Dec 04, 2012 9:47 AM
Write to the RNC with your next contribution. Or just write to your Republican representative if you have one.
Somehow we have to get the Republican Party off defense and on offense before the game is over.

Amid all the political and media hoopla about the "fiscal cliff" crisis, there are a few facts that are worth noting.

First of all, despite all the melodrama about raising taxes on "the rich," even if that is done it will scarcely make a dent in the government's financial problems. Raising the tax rates on everybody in the top two percent will not get enough additional tax revenue to run the government for ten days.

And what will the government do to pay for the other 355 days in the year?

All the political angst and moral melodrama about getting "the rich" to pay...