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Language is a Virus


© Tom Tomorrow

Exhibit A is Paul Ryan’s Republican Budget Proposal, which destroys Medicare as we know it, defunds organizations that tend to support Democrats, and increases the deficit by giving even more tax cuts to the wealthy.

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  1. Jeff wrote:

    Does anyone have a link to the actual bill that was agreed upon? I haven’t been able to find one.

    This cartoon also works for things like tax cuts. the mainstream media and the “American People” as a whole have been convinced for the most part that tax cuts stimulate the economy and create jobs. If anyone has links to studies or reports that debunk this idea, I’d like to read that too. Thanks!

    Tuesday, April 12, 2011 at 4:17 am | Permalink
  2. Iron Knee wrote:

    I’ve been posting links that debunk that idea in this blog for a long time.

    Here’s one from last Saturday — http://politicalirony.com/2011/04/09/do-we-need-a-20-tax-cut/

    See also http://politicalirony.com/2010/07/14/when-at-first-you-dont-succeed-lie-lie-again/ and http://politicalirony.com/2010/01/20/fool-me-once-cant-get-fooled-again/

    There are plenty more. This is fairly easy to debunk, since there is absolutely no evidence that tax cuts for the rich stimulate the economy, and plenty of hard evidence that they do quite the opposite.

    Not that I’m always in favor of tax increases (after all, I’m one of those people who is affected by higher taxes for the rich), but taxes are at historically low levels right now, and they are damaging the future of our country.

    Tuesday, April 12, 2011 at 8:32 am | Permalink
  3. Jeff wrote:

    Thanks IK. By the way, I found a link to the text of the 2012 budget if anyone wants to dig through 200+ pages of legislation.

    http://www.whitehouse.gov/sites/default/files/microsites/budget_2012.pdf

    Tuesday, April 12, 2011 at 9:27 am | Permalink