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That Will Do The Trick


Today Louie Gohmert (R-TX) far right Congressman from Texas introduced a new Flat Tax proposal which like most flat tax proposals would both starve the federal government of revenues and amount to a massive tax cut for the wealthiest Americans.

Newly elected Texas Sen.-Elect Ted Cruz toasted Gohmert's proposal and declared that "a flat tax is an ideal antidote to the short-sighted Washington drive to raise tax rates."

In other words, the answer to public belief that taxes on the wealthiest Americans should go up as part of an effort to rein in the federal deficit should be addressed by dramatically cutting upper income tax rates and ballooning the deficit.

Good times.

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