Monday, February 11, 2013

Revisionist historian

Amity Shlaes, conservative ideologue and revisionist historian, who believes cutting taxes will solve all the economy's problem, including government debt caused by severe recession and wars.

Her idea certainly works for the rich and well endowed and that explains her conservative appeal.

If you simply starve the poor to death when they are out of job and short on cash you can reduce government's healthcare and pension cost. Simple logic.

But there is a better solution: tax those who caused the financial crisis to pay for the poor's transition period until they can stand on their own feet. This is a solution that conservatives hate, but a just one.

Fortunately a majority of Americans have the good sense to make that call.

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