No Money Was Saved or Raised

In General Interest by Jonathan Tasini0 Comments

Damn, math really messes shit up. I mean, first you get told about all this money that got saved and, then, boom, it’s gone because turns out…it wasn’t saved at all. Welcome to the wild world of fiscal deals made by political parties who care mostly about their own futures, not the futures of regular people.

A Bad Idea Is Always A Bad Idea

In General Interest by Jonathan Tasini0 Comments

There is so much stupidity in the debate over the phony debt and deficit “crisis”, and its little “sibling, the “fiscal cliff”. Here is one very stupid thing: whether the tax cuts for the very wealthy should be extended. The tax cuts were a bad idea — immoral actually — when they first were proposed by George W. Bush. Which still makes the tax cuts — legalized robbery — a bad idea today.

No Action Rocks

In General Interest by Jonathan Tasini0 Comments

A lot of people are squirming and screeching, demanding that Congress take action. Do something about that damn “fiscal cliff” — a phony elite construction by the way. My view is: don’t do anything and the country will be better off.

Tax Noise

In General Interest by Jonathan Tasini0 Comments

Right after the now-infamous debate (or, exchange of sounds bites), I wrote a bit about the fallacy of the exchange on taxes. Just a quick clean up here to underscore an important point — both candidates support, in one form or another, extending some or all of the Bush tax cuts. And that is sheer lunacy.