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Conservatives Should End the Debt Ceiling Debate

oldervoter68 Wrote: Jan 15, 2013 8:46 PM
Oh, and the 15.8% will go up almost 2 points because of the expiration of the SS "holiday" of the last couple of years. The tax hike on the rich will be a very small blip in the revenue stream.
Watching the American scene in the 1960s, historian Daniel Boorstin, invented the idea of the “pseudo-event.” The rise of television and modern mass media had produced a transformation of the news business, so that what now mattered was not if an event was important, but only if it was “newsworthy.”

As Boorstin explained, the pseudo-event was orchestrated and planned to receive maximum public attention, even if the event itself was really unimportant. Pseudo-events merely look important, because the media and the public agree to act as if they are. As Boorstin explained, the pseudo-event is not something that happens by...