The Feast of Saint Ronnie Continues!

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Oh, Sweet Jeebus, someone woke up Art Laffer, the brainiac who got Saint Ronnie hooked on Voodoo Economics. Anyway, Laffer thinks he can fix the Trump-Pandemic/ Depression:

Laffer, the designer of the Reagan-era tax cuts and a pioneer behind the controversial notion that slashing taxes unleashes economic growth, is calling for these three actions:

  • Impose taxes on non-profit organizations that encourage the arts and education, among others.
  • A 15% pay cut to the taxpayer-funded salaries of government officials and professors.
  • Enact a payroll tax cut holiday for employees and businesses until the end of the year.

Laffer also told Reuters that he opposed to the recent expansion of unemployment aid under the $2 trillion coronavirus stimulus law. He argued it would actually serve to discourage people from working and inflict more pain on the economy.

Well, fortunately no one listens to him, right?

Laffer has been mentioned as a possible pick to head Trump’s second coronavirus task force focused on reopening the economy, Reuters said. And he’s pitched his plan to top White House officials.

You gotta hand it to Lord Damp Nut. If there’s a way to make something worse, he will find it. We are totally eff’ed in the dark.

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14 Responses to The Feast of Saint Ronnie Continues!

  1. Impose taxes on non-profit organizations that encourage the arts and education, among others.

    Ahem. 501C organizations are officially ‘Educational’ in nature. That’ll hit close to home for the Right.

    but this is just cartoonishly evil, and he should just be kicked in the nuts repeately.

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    • Karla says:

      Are we looking for volunteers to repeatedly kick Laffer in the nuts?
      Where do I sign up?
      I hope the volunteer website wasn’t written by the FLDOE website.

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  2. purplehead says:

    Well, I’m all for taxing the fucking religious institutions. ALL of them. Tax the hell out of them.

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  3. Big Bad Bald Bastard says:

    He argued it would actually serve to discourage people from working and inflict more pain on the economy.

    Weird, everyone I know who isn’t working or is working from home is itching to get back to the office.

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  4. buckobear says:

    Einstein wept !

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  5. Pyed says:

    The only way to return to the economy of the 50’s–which seem so beloved of the Republicans–is to tax corporations and the upper five percentile until their lips turn blue, then do it again the following year, and so on.

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  6. MDavis says:

    There is just so much wrong with Laffer’s comments. Even according to his stated rules, he is just off the charts.
    But – in the current situation, with various governors having various contretemps with various constituents and federal agencies, including fights over supplies in artificially scarce supply, I thought the plan was to have as many people as possible stay home as much as possible so as to flatten the curve of this thing.
    Maybe it’s time for Laffer to take a job emptying bedpans somewhere, The value of work, don’t you know. And he’s the one who wants everyone to work. Set an example, Laffer!

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  7. R White says:

    Question: Why are partisan hacks like Laffer and Norquist not considered domestic terrorists for their unworkable policies? Answer: They give good head to elderly republicans at all of the Acela corridor ‘parties.’

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