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Josh Marshall, In Toto, On Cheney

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I couldn’t have said it better myself.

Out of the mouths of babes.

Or not so babes …

If the Democratic policies had been pursued over the last two or three years, the kind of tax increases that both Kerry and Edwards have talked about, we would not have had the kind of job growth that we’ve had.

That was Dick Cheney today.

Now, where to start on this?

First of all Cheney seems to be caught in some sort of weird mental causality loop since what Kerry and Edwards support is a repeal of the 2001 Bush tax cuts (or most of them). So if their policies had been pursued over the last three years that means that the cuts simply never would have happpened at all, not that there would have been big tax increases.

More to the point, did Cheney really intend to say that without the President’s policies “we would not have had the kind of job growth (i.e., negative job growth) that we’ve had.”

Will someone ever straighten this guy out?And good luck to whoever takes that job on.


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