Tuesday, July 06, 2010

If deficits matter at all....

... (and I believe they do, though not in the way the deficit peacocks proclaim), then those concerned about government deficits will let the Bush tax cuts lapse. End of discussion.

If they don't, then they are fucking hypocrites and have zero credibility. We should not listen to them. I would go so far as to invoke Miss Manners and apply the harshest social judgment and give them the cut direct. No op-eds, no time on the Sunday talk shows, no interviews, no citing their opinions. Anything they have to say on the topic is demonstrable bullshit. Why pay any attention to them whatsoever?

I mean, what part of that big swath of butterscotch in the chart above is unclear?

--the BB


Ellie Finlay said...

It's a completely understandable rant.

AND, (imho), if we gave all due respect to Miss Manners, the country would be a much better place.

Göran Koch-Swahne said...

Very good diagram!

Phil Freyder said...


I've never seen such incredibly thick butterscotch! What a rich, creamy delight for the rich! ("You are my base," Dubya laughingly told a roomful of them at a $1,000-a-plate Republican fund raiser during his reign.) When will Congress have the opportunity to let those tax cuts for spoiled millionaire lapse?


Paul said...

Phil, I believe they lapse soon though you can imagine the hue and cry that will arise since we all know trickle-down economics works for everyone, right?

BooCat said...

Thank you for this graph. There is a person of colossal mouth size in the family who is always going on about Obama's economy and deficits. This will be very helpful in shutting up the big mouth.