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Ideology Trumps the Factual Reality…AGAIN


What do they call people who cannot deal with things the way they really are?

“The reduction in the top tax rates appears to be uncorrelated with saving, investment and productivity growth. The top tax rates appear to have little or no relation to the size of the economic pie. However, the top tax rate reductions appear to be associated with the increasing concentration of income at the top of the income distribution.”

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Official photo cropped of United States Senator and Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

According to a recent Forbes article – “These three sentences [from the Congressional Research Service, the completely non-partisan arm of the Library of Congress that has been advising Congress—and only Congress—on matters of policy and law for nearly a century] do nothing less than blow apart the central tenet of modern conservative economic theory, confirming that lowering tax rates on the wealthy does nothing to grow the economy while doing a great deal to concentrate more wealth in the pockets of those at the very top of the income chain.”

So what do you do with such a report if you are a Senate Republican? Everything you possibly can to make sure that it never sees the light of day. Only after Senate Democrats republished the study was it made available from the Democratic Policy and Communications Committee website.

Click here to read the study.