Metaphor of the day

I know I have plenty of my own stuff to say, but sometimes it seems tempting to just have my blog link automatically forward over to Jon Chait.  To quasi-paraphrase Carly Simon, when it comes to liberal blogging, “nobody says it better.”  Anyway, I love his metaphor for the Republican supply-side approach to taxes:

Imagine a man who has to lose weight. Either he needs to eat fewer calories or burn more of them. Conservatives are arguing that he should exercise less, because this will force him to eat less food. Foster writes, “Lower taxes are evidently what the American people want, which is especially galling to the tax-increase crowd.” And it’s true — Americans want to keep their spending and tax cuts too. Diets that promise to let you spend all day on the sofa and still eat lots of delicious food are also popular.

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About Steve Greene
Professor of Political Science at NC State http://faculty.chass.ncsu.edu/shgreene

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