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The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary.

H.L. Mencken

Monday, July 2, 2012

Facts? We Don't Need No Stinking Facts!

The GOP - predictably - is going to attack Obama for "raising taxes" because John Roberts only accepts a 19th century interpretation of the Commerce Clause, but he does accept 21st century political realities.

The above chart shows that the GOP attack of "Obama has the biggest tax increase in history" to be rankly, demonstrably and knowingly false.  Not that this will stop the GOP nor will the bulk of the media report the facts as facts.

Most interesting is looking at who DID have the largest tax increase as a percentage of GDP. Good thing that guy's not running today, he'd never make it out of the primary.

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