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Commentary, sarcasm and snide remarks from a Florida resident of over thirty years. Being a glutton for punishment is a requirement for residency here. Who am I? I've been called a moonbat by Michelle Malkin, a Right Wing Nut by Daily Kos, and middle of the road by Florida blog State of Sunshine. Tell me what you think.

Sunday, August 06, 2006

Shoddy facts and figures at the Palm Beach Post

Jac Versteeg(Randy Schultz is on vacation) and company can't be bothered with a google or yahoo news search. From a Friday editorial on the minimum wage/estate tax bill.

Government auditors figure that about 8,200 people would qualify for an average tax cut of $1.4 million, which will cost the government about $700 billion during the next 10 years.
Has Nevada Senator Harry Reid become a Government auditor? From Thursday's Washington Post.

Under the bill, "8,100 of the wealthy and well-off hit the jackpot, while millions of working families get $800 billion in [federal] debt," said Minority Leader Harry M. Reid (D-Nev.), who led the opposition to the measure.


By one estimate, the plan would have lowered federal tax revenue by $268 billion over 10 years.
See the Post can't even copy correctly from one paper to their own. Considering the Post's past history I shouldn't be surprised.

Note- I did a google and yahoo search. No article stating the Post's 700 billion figure came up.

Its a shame politics stopped this legislation. As I blogged previously, both parties pay lip service to the poor. So does the Palm Beach Post.

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