Saturday, July 24, 2010


So how does Rupert Murdoch's Wall Street Journal describe the notion that Conserva-Dem Sens. Kent Conrad, Evan Bayh, and Ben Nelson want to extend the Bush tax cuts for everyone?


"Liberal Tax Revolt" is the headline.
The revelation that tax increases could hurt the economy has recently been heard from Senators Evan Bayh of Indiana, Ben Nelson of Nebraska, and, most surprising, even from Kent Conrad of North Dakota. On a scale of unlikely events, this is like the Pope coming out against celibacy. As Senate Budget Chairman, Mr. Conrad has rarely seen a tax increase he didn't like, but this week he averred that "As a general rule, you don't want to be cutting spending or raising taxes in the midst of a downturn."
Over in the House, Bobby Bright of Alabama even dared to defend the rich Americans who Democrats have been pounding for years. "I don't care if it's the wealthiest of the wealthy. You don't raise their taxes," he told The Hill newspaper. "In a recession you don't tax, burden and restrict." Better don the body armor on your next visit to the Speaker's office, Bobby.
That's so funny I nearly fell out of my blogging chair.   I don't know which is more hilarious, the notion that anyone would be actually be surprised that a group of a hundred folks where the median net worth is a million bucks...and the average is over six million would be averse to raising taxes on Americans who make over $250,000, or the notion that Conrad, Bayh, and Nelson are liberals.

Only in the universe that the ridiculously wealthy Rupert Murdoch can afford to populate, I suppose.

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