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GOP to reality: “Shut up!”

Posted by Charles II on November 3, 2012

Via Rachel Maddow, the GOP has suppressed a Congressional Research Service Report saying that tax cuts do not increase economic growth. Inconvenient, that. Also inconvenient is the fact that Maddow posted a link to the report on her blog, going here:

The results of the analysis suggest that changes over the past 65 years in the top marginal tax rate and the top capital gains tax rate do not appear correlated with economic growth. The reduction in the top tax rates appears to be uncorrelated with saving, investment, and productivity growth. The top tax rates appear to have little or no relation to the size of the economic pie.

However, the top tax rate reductions appear to be associated with the increasing concentration of
income at the top of the income distribution.

I can see why the Republicans are shouting SHUTUPSHUTUPSHUTUP!

3 Responses to “GOP to reality: “Shut up!””

  1. Reality is preparing another big blow for the GOP: The inevitable Latino majority.

    Even with all the gerrymandering in the world, Texas’ Latino population has grown and is growing to such an extent that Texas will become a swing state within the next two election cycles — at which point it’s Game Over for the GOP at the national level.

    • Charles II said

      This is part of why I don’t think this country will remain a quasi-democracy. We will either restore genuine democracy or we will become an authoritarian state administered by corporations.

      The last twenty years represent a process. In 1994, it was Gingrich laundering corporate money into elections and using the power of corporate media to influence a few districts in a congressional election (and to hold power for 12 years despite evidence of corruption and incompetence). In 2000 and 2004, it was cheating in an individual state to steal a close presidential election. In 2010, it was using corporate money and media to openly lie to the American people and convince them to vote for reasons that were completely disconnected from reality.

      In 2012, we are in full-on post-truth politics. A completely corrupt and incompetent pathological liar is actually competitive. Electoral fraud and malfeasance is taking place in numerous states. They intend to win this election or else hold power by any means necessary.

      One can only hope they are incompetent enough and despised enough to get caught and exposed in such a manner that they become an object of ridicule, because I don’t see any other way for us to avoid continued erosion of the democratic impulse.

      • That’s why this election is so important: It may be the last one they have a shot at winning the White House. They’ll be able to hang onto the downballot elections for a while longer, but if they don’t win the White House this year, they may never win it again, not as the rabid corporate servants they are now.

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