Every normal man must be tempted, at times, to spit on his hands, hoist the black flag, and begin slitting throats. –H.L. Mencken

Smoke and Mirrors

The title of this article in the Washington Post is “Obama urges public to pressure Congress on extending tax cuts for the middle class”.

Notice the wording. It’s referred to as “extending” tax cuts. Oh how benevolent Obama and all of our betters are to us.

Per Wikipedia, the so-called “Bush tax cuts” changed the highest marginal income tax rate from 39.6% to 35%.

Not that I want to have more of my money stolen pay more taxes, but this is the kind of smoke and mirrors our overlords are debating, as people cheer one side or the other: 4.6% of the top tax bracket.

Of course you’ll never hear it referred to as it should be: “extending the punitive tax rates”.

The real headline should read:

Obama distracts the public from the coming meltdown with talk of how much to steal from the rich and the poor

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This entry was posted on November 28, 2012 by in I Do Not Think That Word Means What You Think It Means, Taxes and tagged , , , , .

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