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Subject: Re: The Right Will Cave Date: 11/14/2012 3:36 PM
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Meanwhile, anti-tax campaigner Grover Norquist said in an interview with the National Journal that

Who cares what Grover Norquist said? Who cares what he says? He is an economic terrorist, willing to destroy the entire country to get his way.

“There are ways to raise revenue without increasing marginal rates. Tax deductions should be scaled back, especially in the areas of mortgage interest, charitable giving and employer-provided health insurance,” Hubbard wrote.

Who cares what Glenn Hubbard says? The idea that you are going to limit deductions on church giving, and get a pass from the rabid right is four light-years past absurd. The mortgage deduction doesn't actually benefit much of the middle class, who take the standard deduction, but just announce that you're thinking about cutting it and see if you can find the remnants of your political party. And didn't we just have a debate about health care? Is this what the Republicans were saying: take away the deductions for employer provided healthcare?

Why is anybody listening to these people, much less quoting them? You might as well have Donald Trump run your political organization. Oh wait...
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