Memo To The Media

Ken AshfordEconomy & Jobs & DeficitLeave a Comment

From kos:

Dear media,

95 percent of Americans are getting a tax cut with Obama's budget. So framing this as a tax hike makes you look pretty stupid. And dishonest. And wrong. So stop it.

Hugs and kisses,


He's right.  It should be noted that Obama's budget not only should be viewed as a tax cut, but one of the largest tax cuts in American history.

And the 5% of the wealthiest who get a hike?  Well, that doesn't kick in until 2011, and even then, it only returns their tax rate to what it was before Bush/Cheney took office in 2000.

So, you know, a little perspective and honesty would be nice.