The Other McCain

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Class Warfare Nation

Posted on | December 10, 2012 | 8 Comments

Media sycophancy provides Democrats with free campaign advertising. It also influences policy. Propaganda works, and the incessant ABC/NBC/CBS drumbeat in favor of Obama’s tax-hike agenda has persuaded a majority Americans that the problem with this country is that the wealthy aren’t “paying their fair share.”

Philip Klein points out that higher rates actually increase the value of certain deductions, and Ed Morrissey sees hypocrisy at the New York Times.

 

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  • http://wizbangblog.com/ Adjoran

    I followed Ed Morrissey since the old Captain’s Quarters days, but he must be getting lazy. Finding hypocrisy at NYT? What’s next? Finding paper and ink, too?

  • M. Thompson

    Take away the deduction for state and local taxes make sense. It’s a subsidy for the blue states.

    The line on tax increases should be hardball, if you want them, they’ll hit your fundraisers and voters first.

  • http://wizbangblog.com/ Adjoran

    Also, the tax question they WON’T ask is “how much of their income should the rich be taxed?” Huge majorities select numbers under 1/3 if they aren’t told what current rates are, so the question isn’t asked anymore.

  • JeffS

    I’m in Portland, OR (a/k/a “Little Beirut”), for a few days. I saw a demonstration over at the Lloyd Center, lots of people participating. They were there because of heavy commuter traffic, and they planned ahead. It was dark, but they had a series of signs, about 2′ x 4′, each with LEDs outlining a letter. A bunch of the tools carrying one sign each lined up to spell two words.

    What were the two words? “RESIST AUSTERITY”. Straight out of the European Union.

    They moved around, to be sure of maximum exposure to the drivers. Other signs as well — “Tax The Rich”, blah blah blah. Candles. Cameras. Well behaved, actually, no blocking traffic, no “in your face” tactics. At least, not while I was there.

    A lot of the participants looked to be in their early twenties, but there were a fair number of older people. I wondered how many of them were getting paid to run around holding signs.

    I also thought to myself, “Where is HE when you need it?” These tools are what drags us down to government peonage.

  • http://thecampofthesaints.org Bob Belvedere

    But, comrade, a bright and glorious future awaits us as we work shoulder-to-shoulder to build the New Soviet American Man!

  • Quartermaster

    Forward! On to the glorious Socialist future! From each according to his ability. To each according to his need.
    Miss anything?

  • Quartermaster

    Regular surveys used to be run back in the 80s and 90s and the consistent answer for total taxation was no more than 20% of income. Those surveys petered out during Slick Willies misrule.

  • http://thecampofthesaints.org Bob Belvedere

    ‘Arbeit macht frei’, perhaps.