Must-Read: Jared Bernstein: The Press Calls Him on It!

Must-Read: Jared Bernstein: The Press Calls Him on It!: “The media, often pilloried for just reporting what the candidates tell them…

…performed notably well in this case, digging deeply into the numbers, referencing historical failures of these sorts of policies, and generally getting it factually correct. That’s worth applauding…. Granted, it wasn’t hard… Jeb’s economics’ team claims that supply-side magic dynamics offsets 65 percent of the tax cuts, an unbelievably large proportion…. But I still think we should give credit where it’s due…. Josh Barro… Catherine Rampell… John Cassidy… Bruce Bartlett…. The first partial analysis of the plan by experts (other than the economists associated with the campaign) was just released by the Citizens for Tax Justice. They report that 53 percent of the income tax cuts from the plan would go to the top 1 percent…. I don’t want to make too much of this spate of revealing analysis, but dare I dream? Could we actually be heading back to Factville!?…

September 14, 2015

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