November 14, 2012

“European-style austerity: Obama’s new ‘balanced’ debt plan is 73% tax hikes”

I’m sure you’re all as shocked as I am.  But don’t fret; rejoice!  Because these taxes will soak the shit out of “the rich” — and once that’s done, we wont have many of that breed any more.  We’ll have an old money aristocracy that runs the permanent ruling class and the rest of us.

— Which, there’s how you get away from being seen as the “party of the rich,” Governor Jindal.  Make sure there aren’t any upward social climbers so you don’t have to worry about your Party’s messaging.



Posted by Jeff G. @ 9:30am

Comments (13)

  1. it’s like obama is trying to exorcize prosperity or something

  2. We need to memorize the details of that AEI article. It’s going to be important because people are going to be doing a ton of lying between now and Jan or so.

  3. I assume it’s pointless to ask if your business can survive this government assault, Carin.

  4. Let It Burn.

  5. This is kinda fun:


    You are probably a pretty well-meaning guy that doesn’t mind pulling the cart, but you voted for the moocher party. You voted for the party of bail outs, handouts, welfare, food stamps, government controlled healthcare, the Life of Julia, voting with your lady bits, racial quotas, Occupying Stuff, gun control, Obamaphones, and voter fraud, so I’m fresh out of pity if that hurts your feelings.

  6. and then there’s this:

    NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — Warren Buffett is not worried about the fiscal cliff.

    Well HFS why would a guy with a bazillion dollars need to worry about it??!! What a shock.

  7. Please please please please have the sense not to listen to AEI. AEI is pretty explicit in it’s agenda. Most of you don’t share it. Try to be a bit more credulous. There is a reason conservatives with a platform are considered to be living in a bubble. It is this kind of credulous ‘dittos’ that give you a warped sense of reality.

    Your host is just a blogger, and will remain that way. His value to you readers and commenters is that he reads widely and states his opinions vigorously. A healthy commentator ecosystem calls out and challenges the posts when necessary.

  8. A healthy commentator ecosystem calls out and challenges the posts when necessary.

    thanks asshole

  9. Concern troll trolls. Troll, concern troll, troll.

  10. and that is two posts that added nothing.

    Is that how PW works? all agreeing “here here” testimony from the believers?

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  12. Okay, moops — explain where AEI’s analysis is wrong. Let’s assume for the moment that AEI exists to promote the slaughter of puppies and kitties and bunnie rabbits because they are evil evil evil. Given that they are the most horrible people in the world — how does that invalidate their analysis in this case? State your argument. Your assumptions, your analysis. State where their assumptions and analysis are invalid, and state the reasons why.

    It’s not sufficient to just say, “Ewww — those guys are icky, and if you listen to them all the cool kids will think you’re lame.” Because I, like most of the commentariat here, don’t give two shits what the cool kids think. Explain to me your counterargument, using math, and not junior-high psychology.

  13. The American Enterprise Institute is a community of scholars and supporters committed to expanding liberty, increasing individual opportunity and strengthening free enterprise. AEI pursues these unchanging ideals through independent thinking, open debate, reasoned argument, facts and the highest standards of research and exposition. Without regard for politics or prevailing fashion, we dedicate our work to a more prosperous, safer and more democratic nation and world. […]

    Ick. Wouldn’t want to get any of that liberty, individual opportunity or free enterprise on you. More democratic — at least regarding the political order in the US, in contradistinction to some other regions of the world — is certainly a dubious proposition, unless we’re to understand that the US is becoming less democratic than it had been at its founding. Which, hey!, whaddaya know — could be?