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Tuesday, July 5, 2011

David Brooks and his fairytale world...

     This week`s episode of David Brooks fairytale world starts with the usual villain, the republicans, daring to turn down the generous offer presented by the democrats, higher taxes, as a means to save the nation from monetary ruin. As the republicans see it, it is high time the drunken sailor be sobered up and returned to the fiscal ship of sanity with his lavish spending put in check while he pays off his debt to every brothel and bar on shore. Mr Brooks and his fellow liberal elitist find it simply a matter of shaking down the crew for more funds to continue right along in a drunken frenzy of spending while promising to be in by 10.00 on Tuesday night as an offer of "good faith".

     "If the Republican Party were a normal party, it would take advantage of this amazing moment. It is being offered the deal of the century: trillions of dollars in spending cuts in exchange for a few hundred million dollars of revenue increases," Mr Brooks proclaims from deep inside the NY Times, masking this nonsense under the title "The Mother of all No-Brainers", he seems to think the "common sense" gambit will add credibility to his distortion of reality. " The party is not being asked to raise marginal tax rates in a way that might pervert incentives. On the contrary, Republicans are merely being asked to close loopholes and eliminate tax expenditures that are themselves distortionary," he continues, as if everyone should bow down immediately to his words of wisdom that hide tax increases across the board under the guise of "closing loopholes"! We seemed to have been given the same "talking points" about Obamacare, how it would reduce costs while not raising taxes, a magical fix that after closer examination, proved anything but the sort, as will this latest hogwash being peddled by the democratic party.

     Cutting "trillions of dollars" under the formula of democratic party fuzzy math is code for a few billion here and a few billion there, while "closing loopholes" is code for massive tax increases hidden behind walls of elaborate double speech such as Mr Brooks has penned in his attempt to paint the evil republicans as "non compromising" crusaders of the rich and wealthy. Unfortunately for Mr Brooks, his attempt at "sane economic compromise" is nothing more than the usual tax more to spend more charade hidden behind the finger pointing blame game of the left. He goes on in his methodical madness to dismiss the republicans as "out of touch" and "staining their nations honor" by not grabbing this once in a lifetime chance to come on board and tax the people senseless while pretending to cut spending. Mr Brooks flag waving display of fiscal patriotism would be laughable if not for the blatant ignorance associated with this tax and spend folly he proposes as an alternative to the hard cold facts that the out of control deficits have got to stop, and not ten more kicks of the can down the road, but now.