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Nobody’s Laffing

Sam B sent Michael to interview Arthur Laffer about his hypothesis that if we just let the rich have bigger and better tax cuts, the economy will grow, unicorns will repopulate the earth and Coke will teach the world to sing in perfect harmony.

What would happen if we had a real world laboratory to test Laffer's idea? It turns out there is one. It's Kansas. And after 5 years of Laffer's wet dream, they're going to raise taxes on the rich again. It turns out that Laffer's beautiful theory has been destroyed with ugly facts.

You would think voters would wake up and realize they're eating grass at some point in time. Yet time again, they get bedazzled like magpies by the shiny social issues wedges that Republicans wave in front of their eyes. Abortion, gays, wedding cakes. Lesbians forcing us to gay marry in a Christian bakery. The struggle is real.

And then there are the rest of us:

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  1. Speaking of social issues:

    http://imgur.com/ViSPrtp

    But you more or less knew this already, amirite? 😉

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