Kudos once again to the fine team and readership at disinformation. Their comments continue to be extremely thought provoking. This article, chart and supporting calculation in the attached workbook are in resonse to their many insightful questions about inept Republican tax and economic policies.
I get pissed when some dipwad tries to pull a fast one on me, as should we all. The responsible conduct of business requires a level of trust that is decisively undermined when we’re lied to. And while there is a time and place for everything, the place for bullshit is the weekend pintfest at a local pub, not in debates about income tax policy. That’s why the fundamental dishonesty of Republican’t talking points has me so fired up.
The specific steaming pile that currently has me cheesed off is EGTRRA. No, it’s not some type of horrible fat-free egg substitute; it’s the ironically named Economic Growth and Tax Relief Reconciliation Act of 2001. The bit that’s currently in play right now is the Republican hijacking of economic recovery effots in order to renew tax cuts for the country’s fattest 2%. And that just can’t be allowed to happen. ‘Cause not only will it not result in any improvement in the real economy, it’s been proven to actually steal from the middle class to benefit the uber-rich.
It’s ironic that faux populist, bankster-financed hangnails like Paul Ryan (R-WI) and senator elect Ron Johnson (R-WI) try to saddle Dems with the title of “Wealth Re-distributors” when the evidence to the contrary is all around. You don’t have to get into a pissing match over which cable news network talking head has the biggest gnarlies—just look at the data for yourself. Here’s how.
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