9/13/2010

New piece at Fox News: Austan Goolsbee -- Spinning Like a Top

My newest piece at Fox News starts this way:

With President Obama's poor record on the economy, it isn't too surprising that he would want Mr. Austan Goolsbee to put a positive spin on the current economic conditions. Mr. Goolsbee, whose academic work was known for supposedly showing that increased tax rates didn't affect how hard people worked, has now been appointed as the head of the president's Council of Economic Advisors. But Goolsbee has become quite practiced for his ability to "spin" the news, not for his accuracy.

We got a taste of his talents when he made the rounds on the Sunday talk shows rounds yesterday. On Fox News Sunday, Chris Wallace asked Goolsbee . . .

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2 Comments:

Blogger Antique Cop said...

".increased tax rates didn't effect how hard people worked"
When I worked for an auto body shop it was impossible to get the body men(commission employees) to work on Fri PM and Sat. because they had reached the top of their desired tax bracket. That was 30 years ago, but I doubt anything has changed.

9/13/2010 2:37 PM  
Blogger TooMuchTime said...

So if the tax rates were such that all earnings over $50,000 went straight to the gov't, Goolsbee thinks people would be eager for a raise to that level or above?

What a moron! If the gov't took everything over 50k, you can bet the top salary in the U.S. would be $49,999.99 per year.

Are all socialists as stupid as Obama and Goolsbee? Or do they just think we're stupid?

9/14/2010 11:57 AM  

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