Saturday, July 26, 2014

Media Matters Examines Dead Tree Media Kansas Tax Break Economic Slapfight



Because Dead Tree Media is under the mistaken impression that theoretical economic debate will motivate voters to to power an empty suit into office . . .

Here's a fun Internets fact check on newsies and consultants playing numbers games:

Media Matters: Conservative Media's Favorite Economist Caught Distorting Facts About Taxes And Job Creation

Again, this policy debate is great for economist nerds but it's uncertain how it'll play out at the polls for Red State voters who vote with their Bible as much as their wallet. On the bright side, the economic sputtering in Missouri is getting a break from scrutiny given seemingly organized mainstream media effort to oust an unpopular Republican and defeat low tax rhetoric.

Developing . . .

12 Comments:

Anonymous said...

Conservatives distort EVERYTHING.

Anonymous said...

"Media Matters"????HAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!
Run by a bunch of mind-numbed robots owned by left-wing secretive multi-billionaire George Soros!
Please...

Anonymous said...

7:26 Instead of just calling them liberal, back up your argument with facts and figures like the article does. I bet you can't.

Anonymous said...

Sorosian smoke and mirrors...

NEXT!

JH Kunstler said...

Only in the 2014 US would millions of plebs spend hours railing about how their team is ass-reaming them with the courtesy of using slightly more lube that that other team.

Anonymous said...

Looks like Tony's going to bat for Brownback, again!

Anonymous said...

Did he fudge the economic books or didn't he. The article doesn't say anything about Soros. It does mention Heritage Foundation and how they spread misinformation about labor statistics in our region that's incredibly fucked up by people like Brownbach who was put into politics by the Koch Bro's

Anonymous said...

Heritage Foundation chief economist Stephen Moore was caught using incorrect statistics to mislead readers about the relationship between tax cuts and job creation in the United States.

Anonymous said...

"On July 7, Moore published an op-ed in The Kansas City Star attacking economic policies favored by Nobel Prize-winning economist Paul Krugman" Oops! I bet that got somebody fired?

Anonymous said...

"On July 25, Star columnist Yael Abouhalkah explained the correction in more detail. Abouhalkah wrote that Moore had "used outdated and inaccurate job growth information at a key point in his article" and that Moore should have used data from 2009 to 2014, rather than from 2007 to 2012. Abouhalkah also argued that "the problems with Moore's opinion article damaged his credibility on the jobs issue." ..I bet Yael is Illuminati!

Anonymous said...

"The original intent of Moore's Star op-ed was to garner support for tax cuts enacted over the past two years by Gov. Sam Brownback (R-KS), which The New York Times and other outlets have labeled "ruinous." The tax cuts have been such a dramatic failure that more than 100 members of the Kansas Republican Party have sworn to help replace Brownback with a Democrat willing to reinstate taxes and spending at their previous levels."

That sucking sound in Kansas is Chris Christi easing up to the cocktail bar while slurping down a shrimp cocktail!

Anonymous said...

Krugman is just as bad