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Fri Jan 4, 2013, 07:12 PM

Rush Limbaugh cited a DU thread today [View all]

BTW- I can't find this thread. I knew he was lying about it...anyway here you go - this is the type of thing people believe from their car radio everyday:





And somebody went to Democrat Underground, somebody got the idea to go there and just troll and look around, and one of the first posts in Democrat Underground last night was this: "What happened that my Social Security withholding's in my paycheck just went up? My paycheck just went down by an amount that I don't feel comfortable with. I guarantee this decrease is gonna hurt me more than the increase in income taxes will hurt those making over 400 grand. What happened?"

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And as part of the thread, there are people trying to explain to them what happened, and some of them understand it, and some of them don't, but they're all livid.

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They're fit to be tied. And then they resort, it's probably Bush's fault, they think. They think that Bush has come back from four years of a presidency that's expired to bite them. And they're livid over it. It's a classic illustration. You talk about low-information voters. You talk about people have no clue. You talk about people that support things they have no idea what they're doing in terms of harming themselves by virtue of what they support. The Democrat Underground: what happened that my Social Security withholding and my paycheck just went up? This guy had no idea. And it's a long thread. I don't know how long it is now.

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Now, I mentioned moments ago when I was telling you the outrage on Democrat Underground from people whose paychecks were smaller because their Social Security tax went back to normal. They didn't know it was coming and they were livid and they're blaming Bush. So I got some e-mail asking: "What do you mean, blaming Bush?" It's a good question. I should have 'splained it. Here is the thinking.

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On Democrat Underground, they blamed Bush for causing the economic crash by cutting taxes. In other words, the people at Democrat Underground believe the recession happened because of tax cuts. Now, what...?


The Republican brand (if you will), if it's known for anything, it's tax cuts, which means a growing economy. Tax cuts mean you keep more of what you earn. It means that there are more jobs created. It means you broaden the base, you increase jobs, and therefore you increase the number of taxpayers. The more people there are paying taxes, the more revenue there is to Washington. But you don't have to raise individual taxes to increase revenue to Washington.

You can get more revenue by simply creating jobs, and you do that by lowering taxes. And that's what the Republican Party has been known for. And Obama wanted to strip them of that. Furthermore, he wanted that identification, and he's got it! Obama's the big tax-cutter now. That's what people think. But the Republican tax cuts caused the problems. This has been Obama's point for four years.

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