Minister of Science and Chief Protector of the Faith

Thursday, July 15, 2010

The New Republican Mantra: 'Reducing Revenue Doesn't Reduce Revenue!'

the federal budget is not affected by the bush tax cuts...
While the sun sets on the Bush Tax Cuts for the Rich at the end of this year, Sen. Tom Coburn and other Republicans have been making some rather creative assertions regarding this issue in an attempt to forestall the demise of the tax cuts. [ 1, 2, 3 ]

Despite incontrovertible evidence that the Bush Tax Cuts for the Rich have had a detrimental effect on the federal budget, Republicans pay no heed to the facts, because...

The GOP answers to a higher authority! [ 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 ]

(If %40 of the national debt was incurred between 2001 and 2008, and more than half of that was Bush's Tax Cuts for the Rich, and the vast majority of Bush's Tax Cuts for the Rich went to billionaires, then that means about one fifth of the national debt was borrowed from our children and grandchildren to give to billionaires, right?)

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At Thu Jul 15, 03:07:00 PM, Blogger Some Guy said...

This is usually the point in the discussion when a republican plays the 9-11 card. It has the power to trump all logic.

At Thu Jul 15, 04:58:00 PM, Blogger Tengrain said...

I love that they want to balance the deficit with cuts to programs other than defense, but Chimpy's tax cuts are not seen as part of it.

I don't know how they can do that without their heads melting or something.



At Thu Jul 15, 05:05:00 PM, Blogger Deli Yusufoglu said...

Ah god if republicans and Tea Party wackjobs don't play the Nazi card it's something, I really wish the democrats and republicans would wise the hell up, and maybe present solutions, but then again it's america it's the easier to point the finger to blame than, to lift it to help.

At Thu Jul 15, 09:20:00 PM, Blogger gmb said...

Ten: For money those bastards will do anything. If Jonathan Swift were alive today, he would not write "A Modest Proposal" for fear that the republicans would see it as a measured response to an ongoing problem.

At Fri Jul 16, 10:39:00 AM, Blogger Randal Graves said...

So those billionaires can create jobs! Sheesh, haven't you been paying attention for the last three decades?

At Fri Jul 16, 02:01:00 PM, Blogger okjimm said...

I got a tax cut once.....but after that I was more careful opening envelopes.

At Sat Jul 17, 09:22:00 AM, Blogger Distributorcap said...

How do solve a problem like Mr Coburn

Coburn, Bunning, McConnell, and especially Kyl in shackles. These are a few of my favorite things

At Sun Jul 18, 11:17:00 AM, Blogger Seeing Eye Chick said...

I thought simply being a Republican trumped all logic.

At Mon Jul 19, 12:17:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Give the Bush administration a break - they did pretty good for a group having their first try at ruining a country. It's usually take 25+ years to make that kind of a mess.

At Sat Jul 24, 11:53:00 PM, Blogger BAC said...

Hit the nail on the head once again Dr. Z!


At Sun Jul 25, 04:51:00 PM, Blogger Michael Hart said...

Wow; it's much roomier in here than I remember...
That's a brilliant pic of T-Co, Doc.
Next time tho, bust out that warp tool and put 60 lbs. on his hips and waist— he's a big ol' piggy.

At Tue Aug 03, 10:44:00 PM, Blogger ThoughtCriminal said...

I think "babon"'s target customers are somewhat more likely to believe in the tax cut fairy.

At Wed Aug 11, 01:50:00 PM, Blogger Jay Allbritton said...

I snorted when I saw that top image. Good thing I wasn't drinking milk.

At Sun Aug 15, 08:48:00 AM, Blogger daveawayfromhome said...

A whole month since the last post, and five spams in the comment section. I'm guessing you've been jailed. Very sad.

At Mon Aug 16, 08:30:00 AM, Blogger Darwin's Dagger said...

I guess Dr. Z has gone back to the future to rule Ape City. Although according to Glenn Beck we're already living on the Planet of the Apes.

Or maybe those killer robots from that other future got him.

At Mon Aug 16, 02:37:00 PM, Blogger Kelly the little black dog said...

Hey Dr. Z - along time without a post. Hope all is well.

At Thu Aug 19, 08:36:00 AM, Blogger Randal Graves said...

Cut the ape some slack, one can't whip up complex world domination plans while sitting on the can.

At Thu Aug 19, 03:12:00 PM, Blogger Dr. Zaius said...

Some Guy: There is only one card that is logic-trumpier than the 9-11 card... The "Muslim community center that is going to be built two blocks from Ground Zero" card! ;o)

Tengrain: You don't understand, Tengrain. It's the "new" math! ;o)

Deli Yusufoglu: I agree! If the Republican's didn't have a party of NO!, they would have no party at all. ;o)

GMB: Yes! I miss Jonathan Swift. **sigh**

Randal Graves: But of course billionaires can create jobs! Mostly in other countries, though. ;o)

OKJimm: Ouch! In the end, that correspondence cut both ways! A double edged sword of government dues. ;o)

Distributorcap: I would be happy if they just took away their tax deductions. ;o)

Seeing Eye Chick: Indeed it does! And it's not an easy task, let me tell you. ;o)

Jang-chub Ozer: I agree! You need the Richter scale to measure the current economic disaster that they have left us with. ;o)

BAC: Ouch! I believe that I have hit my thumb as well. ;o)

Michael Hart: It is roomy, isn't it? And check out the Corinthian leather! ;o)

ThoughtCriminal: I think on April 14th, everyone believes in the Tax Fairy... at least a little bit. ;o)

Jay Allbritton: Indeed! If it had been chocolate milk it would have been a major tragedy. ;o)

daveawayfromhome: I know, I know, I'm sorry. I have been on a top secret mission! To be revealed soon. ;o)

Darwin's Dagger: Ack! Please don't even mention killer robots from the future! They give me the willies. ;o)

Kelly the little black dog: Thanks, Kelly! I'm OK, just really busy.

Randal Graves: That is true, Randal! One can manage to keep up with the latest Reader's Digest on the can, however.


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