[FoRK] A choice of nightmares

Damien Morton dmorton at bitfurnace.com
Tue Sep 2 11:12:07 PDT 2008


On 9/3/2008 3:52 AM, J. Andrew Rogers wrote:
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> On Sep 1, 2008, at 1:49 AM, Damien Morton wrote:
>> Which of the facts presented in the article do you contest?
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> I do not contest the facts per se, but the specious *relevancy* of the 
> facts to the assertions being made.  A sound economic policy should 
> not require the Chewbacca Defense.

Relevant to who? That incomes of the bottom 95% go up faster under 
democrats than republicans is pretty relevant to those on the bottom 
95%. Seems like a no-brainer to me.

Which assertions don't match up with the facts presented?
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> For fun, look at the changes to the capital gains tax structure over 
> the same periods.  Much more germane correlation than the party 
> affiliation of the President, but that data does not lend itself to 
> selling Obama's proposed capital gains tax policy -- quite the opposite.
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> Cheers,
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> J. Andrew Rogers
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