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Another Washington Post Deficit Editorial in the News Section

Friday, 17 September 2010 08:48

The Washington Post had a page two article discussing the prospects for the renewal of the Bush tax cuts. In the middle of the piece it notes that many Democrats are supporting President Obama's plan to phase out the tax cuts for the wealthy, "given the gravity of the country's deficit problems."

The "gravity" of the country's deficit problems is the Post's invention, not something that either exists in the world or is attributed as an expressed concern by any of the actors discussed in the article. This sort of statement belongs on the opinion page, not in the news section.

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written by izzatzo, September 17, 2010 10:07
This is a test of the Emergency Broadcast Channel. Do not adjust your radio. If this had been a real depression, you would receive instructions on time and location of soup and bread lines.

While recent gravity tests for the Bush tax cuts have revealed some austerity tremors among the ultra rich, these tests did not conclude that tax cuts would be saved rather than spent, proving that the Paradox of Shift from the rich to the poor is still alive and well from a supply side perspective.
[*@#$$^&@*] Lori Montgomery
written by fred, September 18, 2010 4:09
Yet another [*@#$$^&@*] contribution by Lori Montgomery to the WP news section.

Somebody ought to have a news/crap ratio for Lori Montgomery. My unofficial rating is 1/4.
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