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Thanks for the Gun, Stupid

Fooling Wrote: Dec 20, 2012 10:13 AM
Beautifully put. I have worked with a so-called leading expert on a particular topic and have been amazed at how many times he has been wrong in his predictions. But he markets himself well, has created a nice cozy relationship with governments who will pay him, and is always aware of how he can appear even more politically correct than he was the day before. You would have a better chance of success, in fact, if you stayed far away from this guy. I think he actually hurts a project more than helps it. But cronyism pays well : ))))

So I’m reading this email teaser from National Journal’s Influence Alley called Spending Cuts Added to Plan B that says: “In a bid to win more support for Republican House Speaker John Boehner's Plan B to cut taxes for everyone but millionaires, GOP leaders are adding a second bill that would reduce the deficit and avoid the sequester, a GOP leadership aide told the Alley.”

So first I’m thinking “What tax cut?” Doesn’t a tax cut necessitate some sort of tax “cutting” action? The net result of the proposal is to increase taxes for some. If these guys worked on Wall...