Saturday, August 28, 2004

Just the Facts, Ma'am

Spinsanity has a little article pointing me to a CBO report on the share of Federal Taxes paid by each quintile.

If one were to read the report, one would learn that in 2005 every quintile except the top quintile will be paying HIGHER taxes than when Bush took office.  I repeat, every quintile except the top quintile will be paying higher taxes in 2005, after the three Bush-signed tax acts, than before Bush took office.

Lowest Quintile5.
Second Quintile11.611.611.011.112.0
Middle Quintile15.215.014.514.615.6
Fourth Quintile19.319.118.518.519.6
Highest Quintile26.825.424.423.826.3
(from page 18 of 32 of the report)

Thursday, August 26, 2004

Fascist C-SPAN
Do you watch it?  Stop.  Listen to Air America Radio instead.  And, if you get it, watch News World International.

Pathetically, to understand what is going on in America, you have to become a C-SPAN junkie.  C-SPAN hosts, unapologetically, every scumbag motherfucking liar that ever assured the American public that Saddam's WMD were a "continuing threat."  Every douchebag, like Thomas Friedman or David Brooks, can be assured a regular spot in front of America's poltically savvy.  C-SPAN covers entire press conferences while newspapers just quote snippets.  It's the horse's mouth.  However, since the horse, in this case, is a Messianic Fascist Oilocrat, you will instantly get sick.  Make sure to use the internet to investigate everything you hear on C-SPAN with which you are unfamiliar.  It took me two years to get a handle on the whole thing, and I think I started out fairly well armed.