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Tue Sep 15, 2015, 06:43 PM

Why is the media more interested in Hillary's email than in Jeb's profoundly dishonest tax pitch?

http://www.vox.com/2015/9/14/9300871/jeb-bush-tax-plan

The formative experience of my political life was the 2000 presidential campaign, in which the media mercilessly persecuted Al Gore over a series of trivial exaggerations and now-forgotten pseudo-scandals while giving George W. Bush a pass on the fact that the central premises of his economic agenda were lies.

People too young to remember the campaign may wonder how Bush persuaded the country that budget-busting tax cuts for the richest Americans were the prescription the country needed. The answer is that he simply misdescribed his plan. In speeches, in televised debates, and in advertisements he represented his plan as consistent with a continued budget surplus and as primarily benefiting middle-class taxpayers.

Bush won the election and enacted hundreds of billions of dollars in tax cuts. Surpluses turned into deficits, and the promised economic boom never materialized.

None of this was surprising or unpredictable to anyone who cared to dig into the details. The problem was political reporters had found those details much less interesting than snarking about Al Gore's wooden speaking style and complaining that his "demeanor" was disrespectful during a debate exchange in which Bush repeatedly attacked Gore with bogus math.
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Reply Why is the media more interested in Hillary's email than in Jeb's profoundly dishonest tax pitch? (Original post)
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Response to Bill USA (Original post)

Tue Sep 15, 2015, 06:51 PM

1. That's a question.....

that really answers it's self.

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Tue Sep 15, 2015, 07:32 PM

2. Probably because Jeb in not a front runner

 

Honestly nobody cares about Jeb at this point. If he becomes a frontrunner he will get scrutiny.

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