Here's a cute news analysis
that allegedly offers insight into the ways the deficit "crisis" will impact the middle class. See if you can spot the propaganda...
The Wall Street Journal focuses today on those in the middle. "You can't address our fiscal situation without asking the vast bulk of the middle class to make a contribution," Robert Reischauer, a Democrat and former director of the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) told the Wall Street Journal.
"It's pretty clear that there isn't enough money to just tax the rich," another former CBO director, Republican Douglas Holtz-Eakin, put it. "I don't think the strategy will be let's hammer the poor. By process of elimination, you end up touching many more Americans."
"It's pretty clear that there isn't enough money to just tax the rich..." Oh, I love
that. The implication here is that the rich have been taxed and taxed and now they are all tapped out.
The truth of the matter is that we are in this mess because Bush cut taxes on the rich. Then he went to war without raising taxes to pay for those wars. If we got rid of Dubya's tax cut on the affluent and if we ended the wars, most of the deficit will disappear.
Our propagandists have clever ways of making the obvious solution seem invisible or unthinkable.On an unrelated note:
A couple of days ago, I talked about walking into a fast food restaurant where the dining room TV was tuned to CNN. For a full forty minutes, the topic was the Casey Anthony verdict, which had been rendered nearly a week earlier. Today, I walked into the same restaurant, and saw that CNN was now running a piece on overweight children. I thought: Finally, they've moved on.
Five minutes later, the childhood obesity thingie was finished -- and guess which topic took up the next hour's worth of CNN's time?
You know what...? Strike out that "unrelated note" comment. This nonsense is related, all right. CNN's insane fixation on one questionable verdict, as though that
were the only discussable item in the news, is a representative example of the propaganda system we call American journalism. Casey Anthony is one of the distractions which the pickpockets use to keep you from noticing the hand reaching for your wallet.Wanna laugh? Go here.
(Thanks, Red Dragon!)Want another laugh? Ha. Hahahah. Heh. Ho. Ha.