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The Invincible Lie: Part II

Torr Wrote: Jul 13, 2012 9:09 PM
i absolutely agree red! The Police, Firemen, Post Office, Public Teachers, DMV, etc. treat me exactly the same as they would treat Donald Trump. So why are the lower 49.5% of American earners paying $0.00 for all those services via their income taxes, while the 50.5% that do pay taxes, pick up the tab for everyone? Furthermore, those same 49.5% who contribute nothing benefit from the lion’s share of the subsidies afforded by the 50.5%. I don't think there is a better example of profound greed and selfishness than those who disparage the so-called "rich", while they are continuously subsidized by the same people they disparage. They are TRULY greedy and selfish.

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

Nothing produces more of a sense of the futility of facts than seeing someone in the mass media repeating some notion that has been refuted innumerable times over the years.

On July 9th, on CNN's program "The Situation Room" with Wolf Blitzer, commentator Gloria Borger discussed President Obama's plan to continue the temporary extension of the tax rates established under the Bush administration -- except for the top brackets, where Obama wanted the tax rates raised.

Ms. Borger said, "if you're going to lower the tax...