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  •  Wanniski However Was Brilliant At a Practical Tax (1+ / 0-)
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    concept.

    He devised the "Two Santa Clauses Theory" explaining that since Democrats played Santa Claus by passing policies that give benefits to people, the Republicans could also play Santa Claus by not so much fighting the policies as by passing tax cuts to give to people.

    Wanniski suggested this position, as Thom Hartmann has clarified, so that the Democrats would "have to be anti-Santas by raising taxes, or anti-Santas by cutting spending. Either one would lose them elections."[
    I think Ryan might've only read one idea by Wanniski, but he seems to have taken it to heart.

    We are called to speak for the weak, for the voiceless, for victims of our nation and for those it calls enemy.... --ML King "Beyond Vietnam"

    by Gooserock on Wed Aug 27, 2014 at 03:55:29 PM PDT

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