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Prophets and Losses: Part II

true liberal Wrote: Feb 07, 2013 8:03 AM
The trouble is that the people have drunk the kool-aid. It took 50 years of Leftist domination of public education and college education to do it, but it has happened. People do not know how to think critically. They have been indoctrinated to the point where they actually believe that the government 1) Has their best interest at heart 2) Is so much smarter than everyone that they can make the "right" decision 3) Is there to help you

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

People on both sides of tax issues often speak of such things as a "$300 billion tax increase" or a "$500 billion tax decrease." That is fine if they are looking back at something that has already happened. But it can be sheer nonsense if they are talking about a proposed increase or decrease in the tax rate.

The government can only raise or lower the tax rate. Whether the actual tax revenues that the government will collect as a result will go up or...