14 July 2011

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Dancing on the Ceiling - Tax Cut Religion
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This is more or less how it works in debates with average conservatives on economics. Conservative economists are at least better informed and able to argue more substantively on tax policy, but the rank and file takes this sort of thing on religion and seems quite content to worship Reagan as a deity rather than to note what he actually DID during his administration (or be aware that most of it was Volcker and not Reagan, much as much of Clinton was Greenspan and some/much of Bush's problems were likewise, Greenspan and then Bernanke).

Now of course, Stewart's "cut taxes to zero" retort is pretty much par for stupid arguments also.
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