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theheritagefoundation:

Obama’s Budget Tax Hikes by $2 Trillion. The bad news keeps coming. 

In related news, I have it on very good authority that the Heritage Foundation wants you to die.1 It’s true. It’s every bit as true as that chart above.

Yes, both omit some information so critical as to make the statement materially deceptive. The chart doesn’t mention that the taxes referenced are anticipated revenue over a decade. It just says that they are in the “FY 2013” budget.  And when I say that the Heritage Foundation wants you to die, I only mean that it wants you to die, eventually, comfortably and from natural causes. Because the alternatives include zombie, vampire, and unholy brain-in-a-vat. And vampires aren’t real.

If we could raise $2 trillion in a single budget year with the sort of modest tax provisions in the FY 2013 budget, we could solve this national debt problem. Easily.

I understand it’s difficult to walk the line between “These taxes won’t raise much money” and “these taxes are taking so much money that the economy is going to die.” But if a guy can walk a tight-rope between the World Trade Center Towers, there’s got to be some way to pull this act off without misleading people.



Please do some research before believing any claim in the previous sentence. The same rule applies to anything published by The Heritage Foundation.  In their case, the footnote is implied in everything they put out. My not-that-reputable blog, on the other hand, tries to avoid materially deceptive statements as a rule. ↩

theheritagefoundation:

Obama’s Budget Tax Hikes by $2 Trillion. The bad news keeps coming.

In related news, I have it on very good authority that the Heritage Foundation wants you to die.1 It’s true. It’s every bit as true as that chart above.

Yes, both omit some information so critical as to make the statement materially deceptive. The chart doesn’t mention that the taxes referenced are anticipated revenue over a decade. It just says that they are in the “FY 2013” budget. And when I say that the Heritage Foundation wants you to die, I only mean that it wants you to die, eventually, comfortably and from natural causes. Because the alternatives include zombie, vampire, and unholy brain-in-a-vat. And vampires aren’t real.

If we could raise $2 trillion in a single budget year with the sort of modest tax provisions in the FY 2013 budget, we could solve this national debt problem. Easily.

I understand it’s difficult to walk the line between “These taxes won’t raise much money” and “these taxes are taking so much money that the economy is going to die.” But if a guy can walk a tight-rope between the World Trade Center Towers, there’s got to be some way to pull this act off without misleading people.


  1. Please do some research before believing any claim in the previous sentence. The same rule applies to anything published by The Heritage Foundation. In their case, the footnote is implied in everything they put out. My not-that-reputable blog, on the other hand, tries to avoid materially deceptive statements as a rule. 

  1. roadstergal reblogged this from squashed and added:
    Well put.
  2. redbloodedamerica reblogged this from theheritagefoundation and added:
    No wonder no one liked this proposal. It’s a joke just like the “Buffett Rule” and all the other ignorant backwards...
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  7. joestanley said: Props for actively engaging with the community!
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    just mentioning this because it doesn’t seem like anyone else ever does. i don’t give a fuck about money. i’ll give 100%...
  9. theheritagefoundation reblogged this from joseph-in-the-world and added:
    You are correct that we’ve argued those things. Argument a) was to point out that the Obama Administration is pulling...
  10. ghdos reblogged this from dynastylnoire and added:
    It’s not a tax increase on the wealthy. It’s eliminating the tax cuts that were already in place. That’s not the same...
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    This reeks of a republican plot. Actually Obama want to give small businesses a break and will give businesses Tax...
  12. dynastylnoire reblogged this from fknabert and added:
    death tax hikes…….wait…….So I have to pay to die?
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    Yeah, I’m pretty much cheering on everything in this chart. Higher taxes for corporations that moved their shit...
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    My new favorite reason for following political organizations on tumblr. In the last few weeks, the Heritage Foundation...
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    In related news, I have it on very good authority that the Heritage Foundation wants you to die.1 It’s true. It’s every...
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