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  •  Excellent argument, let's test it! (1+ / 0-)
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    Bryce in Seattle

    Rather than discuss it though, here's a shiny object........
    Distraction with attractive if false propositions like "cold fusion" or "liberal science" often muddies the waters to the point where discussion becomes pointless. That aside, as one whose work has so often been 'red lined' as we say in engineering I offer some modest editorial input regarding the last paragraph;

    Perhaps

    The taxes you be raised in steps on the top 2% over six month intervals, if and only if, revenue increases over the previous period. If a conservative truly believes their ideology, then they will consider the possibility of losing far more remote than an impartial observer and stray into a reality based contest. It is in the undeniable lose that reality intrudes on the conservative idealist and breaks the bubble. Careful must be taken though, the reality check may go either way. You may find that you are the one living in the bubble.
    .... might read better if stated as
    The taxes could be raised in steps on the top 2% over six month intervals, if and only if, revenue increases over the previous period. If a conservative truly believes their ideology, then they will consider the possibility of losing far more remote than an impartial observer and stray into a reality based contest. As a result of the undeniable loss, reality intrudes on the conservative idealist and breaks the bubble. Care must be taken though, the reality check may go either way. You may find that you are the one living in the bubble.
    I offer this in the spirit o collaborative enterprise, having missed many such misconstructions, mostly after 1 AM, myself. ;-)

    Just getting a handle on the knobs and dials.... Hey, don't touch that!

    by Old Lefty on Sun Nov 18, 2012 at 03:14:09 PM PST

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