When the POTUS daily smears the credulity of the media, and calls every negative story about him, "fake news", he is actively undermining the moral code upon which our society is built. Even if he occasionally has a point and a story turns out to be even somewhat overblown, the outcome of his efforts writ large, risk permanently fracturing our already distrustful society.
- While it is true that in very high tax environments (like those that existed for top earners in the 1940s-1970s), reducing taxes can actually net higher government revenues from taxes, as the tax reduction spurs economic growth. That is not, however, a panacea that works (as panacea's are supposed) in all instances. Brownback's Kansas is a prime example of how this is a disaster when the concept moves from idea to article of faith.
- Paul Ryan's always heinous budgets, consistently rely on "dynamic scoring" a magical algorithm with very little basis in fact (as we know) to be applied to all tax cuts.
- Another example is that the wealthy are job creators. Not that capitalists are not critical for our economy they are. But they do not create the most (a statistic, not a feeling) jobs. It is simple to disprove this, as statistically most jobs are created by small business who often have little or no relationship to the very wealthy. That GOP representatives genuflect and repeat ad nauseam the idea that those earning over a million dollars a year are somehow the primary job creators, does not make it true. However the idea is an article of faith among the GOP base.