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Wednesday, August 15, 2012

That damned Start

What's Mallard raving about today?

Entitlements

Interesting. Entitlements before the advent of the Great Society were lower than during the worst economic downturn since the Great Depression. That is really meaningful stuff there, Mallard.

Apparently today is "Cherry Pick Statistics to Make a Pre-Determined Point Day."

In 1962 the Top Marginal tax rate was 91% and GDP growth was 8%. In 2009 the Top Marginal tax rate was 35% and GDP growth was -1%. So obviously...

9 comments:

Bill the Splut said...

So, he's saying "Life was better before Medicare!" Yeah, you got Paul Ryan, so you guys run with that winning line. Maybe Romney can throw that out there after the next time he says "The President is running for President like he wants to still be President!" Keep running your campaign like it's been scripted by Eugène Ionesco.

Rootbeer said...

In 1962, average US life expectancy was 70.1 years.

In 2011, it was 78.37 years.

Anonymous said...

In 1962, we were 14 years away from the bicentennial. Now, it's gone up to 36 years.

rewinn said...

In 1962, a single-earner family could support a family, with health care, paid vacations and a decent retirement.
Now, that's a distant dream because most of the wealth has flowed to about 400 families.
The entitlements problem comes from this, and it's good to see Bruce Tinshley sign on with the 99% instead of kissing up to the 1%.
Oh, wait....

Kip W [Muffaroo] said...

In 1962, comic strip artists drew four panels, each one likely to contain multiple persons, and probably having some sort of a point.

Frank Stone said...

What, no "*heritage.org"?

Also, it looks like Right-Wing Fantasy Obama™ has some kind of neurological disorder. First he stops a sentence before getting to the period, then he pauses awkwardly in the middle of the next sentence. If I didn't know better, I'd think someone was engaging in a bit of projection there.

By the way, Brucie must be celebrating extra hard, now that (at least) the next three months' worth of "research" has been done for him: first Joe Biden said something new that Brucie can milk for the next four years, then a mentally disturbed gunman shot a guard at the Family Research Council's headquarters, apparently over the group's anti-gay stance. Get ready for a daily tsunami of right-wing faux outrage from our buddy Mallard in about two weeks!

Tog said...

Thursday's strip: Oh, Obama, you so funny; you're the closest thing to a genuine conservative to hold the office since Jimmy Carter.

Tinsley himself has demonstrated frequently that he's about as genuinely conservative as Ayn Rand--that is, exclusively when it suits him to pretend so.

CW in LA said...

Funny you should mention the Dowager Empress of Wingnuttistan, Tog. I'm sure this notion of more people drawing on "entitlements" as a dastardly thing comes from her simpleminded philosophy.

Of course, Ms. Rugged Individualist was only too happy to take her Social Security when it was due to her.

Neo Tuxedo said...

TOGGG! skrev:

Oh, Obama, you so funny; you're the closest thing to a genuine conservative to hold the office since Bill Clinton.

Fixed that for you.