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Fiscal Cliff Notes: Part II

Rock Strongo Wrote: Dec 05, 2012 9:42 AM
Obama doesn't give a hobo's cr@p whether higher tax rates on "the rich" will lead to more or less revenue. That isn't even relevant, as far as he's concerned. The point is simply to gain the support of "the masses" and to stress to the economically illiterate Obamaphone crowd that "the rich" have only become so by graft, corruption, exploitation, and outright theft, and that he is going to take back from them what they have stolen and return it to its rightful owners.

Editor's Note: This column is part II in a series. Part I can be found here.

One of the big advantages that President Obama has, as he plays "chicken" with the Congressional Republicans along the "fiscal cliff," is that Obama is a master of the plausible lie, which will never be exposed by the mainstream media-- nor, apparently, by the Republicans.

A key lie that has been repeated over and over, largely unanswered, is that President Bush's "tax cuts for the rich" cost the government so much lost tax revenue that this added to the budget deficit-- so...