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Friday, October 8, 2010

Glenn Beck Gets The Language Right On Taxes

The other night on Glenn Beck's Fox News program, he finally and, to my knowledge, became the first person to correctly frame the discussion of the topic known as,

"extending the Bush tax cuts."

Quite simply, Beck noted that, for about seven years, the so-called "Bush tax cuts" have been the law of the land.

Thus, any change to end them are tax increases!

Further, it's wrong to suggest, or state, that they must be "paid for" if "extended."

Instead, Beck pointed out that they are part of the existing fiscal fabric, and, as such, "cost nothing."

That is, continuing them doesn't "cost" any more than continuing any other tax code provision. To single out just that particular part of the tax code from 2003 is no more legitimate than to single out any other provision, passed in any other year, for special attention.

This entire language construction, Beck suggested, is merely Wonderboy's administration's way of framing the issue in order to completely avoid having voters see it for what it is.

And that is.....a very large Obama tax increase.

I think Beck is entirely correct.

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