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    If Ronald Reagan had refused to work because of high taxes, they would have hired a better actor.

    The question is not whether the chickens needed replacing, the question is whether the fox should have been guarding them in the first place.

    by happymisanthropy on Sun Oct 03, 2010 at 11:27:47 AM PDT

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    •  ronald reagan (2+ / 0-)
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      Actually I always believed that the reason
      Ronnie believed in the Laffer Curve was that in the early '40s (when real patriots were fighting in WWII, but I digress) Ronnie was making a couple of pictures a year & banging starlets.  At that time he would have faced a marginal tax rate of 90% if he could pull himself away from the swimming pool to do another picture.  So the lazy guy did the rational thing and decided to have another cocktail instead of heading for the makeup trailer.  And because of his personal experiences, he fell for the Laffer Curve and we're paying for it now.  Clearly marginal tax rates today do nothing to inhibit productivity, but dumb ideas die hard.

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