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Why not cut out the middle man?

Ezra Klein asks a very good question that so far I haven’t heard anyone ask before:

OMG, that makes so much sense!! Think of how much time has been wasted by Republicans moving their mouths and uttering sounds about supply side economics and trickle down and laffer curves. We could have spared them all the trouble if the tax cuts had gone directly to the middle class and poor people. After all, it’s their money, shouldn’t they use their own discretion spending it?

This makes almost too much sense. I can’t see the flaw in it. Wait, let me think… no, I can’t see any problems.

And what if we went back to one person one vote in sensibly drawn and sized congressional districts and electoral college maps? We might have stayed out of the Iraq war and elected a qualified presidential candidate who wouldn’t get a thrill out of taking away the health care of little children!!

I’m sure the clever people at Fox News will come up with a counter argument for why it’s audience should trust its betters, who are in office or power, after all, and by divine wisdom know what’s good for us or just good at annoying liberals.

But let’s just savor the crystal clarity of the moment

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2 Responses

  1. He is doing much worse than just giving a tax cut to the rich. He is taking away real estate, state tax deductions, may be others which affect middle class more than others.

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