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If you are familiar with French New Wave cinema, don’t miss the latest from Henri, the existentialist tuxedo cat, discussing Halloween. [If you don’t speak French, close the ads immediately or you can’t see the subtitles.]

Senate Democrats have a PDF of the Congressional Research Service report on Taxes and the Economy. The Senate Republicans demanded it be pulled down because it shows that tax cuts for the wealthy don’t create jobs or help the economy, they just make the rich richer. Yes, Virginia, Reaganomics/supply-side is ‘Voodoo economics’.


1 jamsodonnell { 11.05.12 at 7:18 am }

Haha I love the Henri video. Not seen it before

2 Bryan { 11.05.12 at 10:16 am }

There are several other Henri videos around, Jams, and I love them as they really have the feel of the movie genre they satirize.

3 Steve Bates { 11.05.12 at 8:41 pm }

I think of supply-side as “doodoo economics” … pursue it in real life and you’re in deep doodoo.

How do people become so attached to an ideology that even its demonstrable deviation from fact does not sway them? Is it like religion?

4 Bryan { 11.05.12 at 11:25 pm }

It is a religion/cult because it depends on faith that the demagogues are showing the one true path to a better life without working for it. Follow the rules of the cult and you will magically be lifted out of your lousy existence.

The people pushing it are wealthy, so the marks assume that if they follow the program they will become wealthy. When it doesn’t work, blame the Other, the sinners that blocking ‘paradise’ from being realized.

If people actually learn how the world works they will realize it was a con, so you have to destroy the education system and belittle those who are educated.