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Arthur Laffer's piece in The Wall Street Journal is titled The Real 'Stimulus' Record . A closer reading of Laffer's data will convince you that he should have air quoted 'Real' instead of 'Stimulus'.
by D Wreck
Comment Count 23 comments on Thu Aug 09, 2012 at 06:20 PM PDT with 44 Recommends
In May, Mitt Romney suggested a new eligibility test in the U.S. Constitution requiring that the president first "spend at least three years working in business." It was bad enough that America's ...
by Jon Perr
Comment Count 13 comments on Sat Jul 14, 2012 at 02:47 PM PDT with 24 Recommends
Among the myriad Republican myths about taxes , the most pernicious and demonstrably false—that " tax cuts pay for themselves "—is the mostly ...
by Jon Perr
Comment Count 53 comments on Wed Jun 27, 2012 at 05:34 PM PDT with 71 Recommends
The anticipated slugfest between Paul Krugman and Arthur Laffer did not really materialize on the Bill Maher Show tonight. Mostly, Krugman made his points about the need for stimulus, the private ...
by Upper West
Comment Count 12 comments on Fri May 25, 2012 at 08:19 PM PDT with 7 Recommends
Since Barack Obama first announced his still-popular proposal to let the Bush tax cuts earners for the top two percent expire, Republicans have regurgitated a series of tried if untrue talking ...
by Jon Perr
Comment Count 5 comments on Wed Apr 18, 2012 at 11:21 AM PDT with 12 Recommends
Author Jon Zerolnick is research director for the Los Angeles Alliance for a New Economy. A slightly different version of his post appeared yesterday on Frying Pan News . One of our favorite ...
by The Frying Pan
Comment Count 5 comments on Thu Mar 01, 2012 at 11:32 AM PST with 4 Recommends
I've always called it "the Laffable Curve". That is, the entirely bogus economic "theory" (less "theory" than assertion) that cutting marginal tax rates increases income tax revenues. It never was ...
by ActivistGuy
Comment Count 51 comments on Sat Jan 14, 2012 at 07:29 PM PST with 150 Recommends
Sorry - but when I'm having a bad day - I have a tendency to take pleasure in someone else having a worse day.
by MNDem999
Comment Count 14 comments on Fri Jan 13, 2012 at 12:04 PM PST with 36 Recommends
Among the predictable differences between the Democratic and Republican members of the so-...
by Jon Perr
Comment Count 4 comments on Fri Oct 28, 2011 at 09:51 AM PDT with 3 Recommends
As Steve Forbes learned in 1996 and 2000 and Herman ...
by Jon Perr
Comment Count 15 comments on Mon Oct 24, 2011 at 12:28 PM PDT with 13 Recommends
Herman Cain's now ubiquitous 9-9-9 tax plan went from the ridiculous to the sublime ...
by Jon Perr
Comment Count 5 comments on Wed Oct 19, 2011 at 12:30 PM PDT with 12 Recommends
On Sunday, Americans will mark the 100th birthday of Ronald Reagan. But for the conservative movement, the now-decades ...
by Jon Perr
Comment Count 13 comments on Fri Feb 04, 2011 at 01:27 PM PST with 16 Recommends
(This diary originally appeared on November 17. At the request of several commenters, it has been reposted.) As Ronald Reagan's budget chief almost thirty years ago, a ...
by Jon Perr
Comment Count 4 comments on Sat Nov 20, 2010 at 08:44 AM PST with 4 Recommends
As Ronald Reagan's budget chief almost thirty years ago, a frustrated David Stockman ...
by Jon Perr
Comment Count 11 comments on Wed Nov 17, 2010 at 08:16 PM PST with 50 Recommends
Conservative economics has often felt like religious dogma, with its elevation of "a rising tide lifts all boats" to unintended extremes and its unfounded belief that lower tax rates create higher ...
by RJ Eskow
Comment Count 9 comments on Mon Aug 09, 2010 at 10:17 AM PDT with 7 Recommends
So it comes down to this. Republicans believe they can turn bullshit into gold. Despite the inescapable conclusion of history, ...
by Jon Perr
Comment Count 6 comments on Thu Jul 15, 2010 at 11:28 AM PDT with 23 Recommends
Reagan economist Art Laffer's recent op-ed from the Wall Street Journal embraces the free market ...
by Grodge
Comment Count 8 comments on Mon Aug 10, 2009 at 07:18 AM PDT with 7 Recommends
Among the more comic moments of last week's right-wing tea-bagging extravaganza was the plea from former Bush press ...
by Jon Perr
Comment Count 27 comments on Sun Apr 19, 2009 at 11:36 AM PDT with 70 Recommends
Back in 2004, President Bush rejected John Kerry's plans to roll back the tax cuts for the wealthiest Americans, arguing, "The ...
by Jon Perr
Comment Count 13 comments on Tue Apr 14, 2009 at 08:49 AM PDT with 15 Recommends
Should we be surprised by the Republicans' insistence on cutting taxes as a way out of this recession? Hardly. If they were a repertory company, their production would be called A Tax Cut for ...
by Dump Terry McAuliffe
Comment Count 93 comments on Tue Jan 27, 2009 at 05:38 PM PST with 50 Recommends