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The Tax-The-Rich Fairy Tale

sashamanda Wrote: Dec 12, 2012 11:00 AM
"The bottom line in federal outlays also shows that tax cuts of the Reagan and Bush era did nothing to force a reduction in overall levels of spending." Republicans were in control during many of these years, and yet did nothing to restrain spending. No wonder the party lacks credibility with so many voters.
Illbay Wrote: Dec 12, 2012 2:38 PM
Well, it's true. This is why TERM LIMITS are so sorely needed. The problem with this country isn't so much Left and Right, as it is PROFESSIONAL politicians with decades-long sinecures.

The longer one is in "public service," the less one does for "the people" and the more one days to sustain the sinecure.
Lost1Eagle Wrote: Dec 12, 2012 1:21 PM
They at the top are in it together!
Wake up, Our country is being run into the ground and they are doing everything they can to keep us from protecting ourselves!
Obama is giving our money away and what money we never had!

A version of this column appeared originally in THE DAILY BEAST.

The Obama administration and its allies are so eager to portray tax hikes on the rich as the solution to all our problems that they desperately desire to persuade the public that tax cuts for the rich caused all those problems in the first place.

Perhaps the most outrageous expression of this argument comes in a controversial new video from the California Federation of Teachers called “TAX THE RICH: AN ANIMATED FAIRY TALE.”

This eight-minute piece of puerile propaganda features the warm and winning voice of the 83-year-old...