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Wise Boy Should Wise Up

According to the Wise Boy (aka Ezra Klein), the sequestration (automatic across-the-board spending cuts) proves that the U.S. government is “dumb.” Yeah, for Klein everything is dumb except more taxes and spending. He especially loves the high tax recommendations of the deficit reduction … Continue reading

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Orwellian Word Games

Ezra Klein is again making an Orwellian argument to mislead readers, this time about taxes and spending. It appears that Klein, other liberals, and even a few misguided Republicans have agreed to use another word for “taxes,” especially those taxes that relate to what has become known as tax expenditures. … Continue reading

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Spending Is The Problem

In his latest column, George Will cites to an article by economist, Jeffrey Dorfman, in which Dorfman refers to some interesting facts about the deficit. In the last year of the Clinton administration, which was the last time the budget was balanced, Dorfman points out … Continue reading

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Taxing Dividends

The Costco board of directors will borrow $3.5 billion so that the company can pay a significant dividend to shareholders in December, rather than next year, before the looming tax increase on dividend income. This isn’t unusual in itself because corporations need to … Continue reading

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Klein Whine

Among the liberal propagandists who write for publications such as the Washington Post, Slate, and others, Ezra Klein has a soft spot in his heart for an Orwellian approach to language (i.e., distorting the meaning of words). And he’s not above … Continue reading

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Heavy Taxation Of The Wealthy

Richard Posner is one of the great jurists and legal scholars of our time. No matter what topic (he is a prolific writer on many subjects), Posner can be counted upon to make thoughtful and interesting arguments, usually from a … Continue reading

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Obama’s Tax Increases

As he mocks those who oppose Obama’s brilliant policies, Ezra Klein mentions Obama’s proposal to raise the marginal tax rate on incomes of over $250,000 by “4.5 percentage points.” Check it out; by using the number 4.5, Klein makes it sound like Obama wants to … Continue reading

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