Former Bush-Era CBO Director: Proposing Higher Taxes on the Wealthiest Unfair, “Pure Jealousy”

By: Thursday May 5, 2011 10:30 am

A couple weeks ago, Matt Yglesias made the astute observation that since conservatives can no longer argue that low tax rates on the rich produce widespread prosperity, they’ve had to switch gears and claim that progressive taxation itself is immoral. In other words, most of the American Century, which saw the greatest expansion of the middle class in world history, was a big exercise in immorality.

 

Former Cheney Aide: Last 100 Years of Progressive Reforms All a Mistake

By: Sunday April 17, 2011 11:50 am

Paul Krugman wrote yesterday that Republicans want to repeal the Great Society and the New Deal, but the way they talk, it sounds to me like they want to go much further. Listen carefully to what former Cheney aide and professional wingnut Mary Matalin said on the latest “Left, Right & Center” (audio ca. 4:15).

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