Paul Ryan Insults Our Intelligence Yet Again

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Oh look. What a surprise.

After three decades of public policy that led to the super-rich doubling their share of national income while paying tax rates a fifth lower than before — yes, folks, that’s way more money and way lower tax rates — 

After three decades of policies that lavishly rewarded the super-rich — and produced wage stagnation for everyone else, a massive financial collapse that ravaged the middle class, and enormous deficits that they’ll be asked to pay off eventually —

After three decades of that, what do Republican leaders call President Obama’s plan to raise taxes a bit on millionaires?

Class warfare, of course. The sheer gall is staggering. Still, why should they stop? They’ll never get ashamed of hawking that old-time snake oil as long as hawking it keeps working.

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