“Double taxation”

Some propaganda is so blatant, so clumsy, so self-evidently stupid, it hardly seems worth refuting. But of course it always is, and Bob Kuttner does a bang-up job, as usual.

And this little buzzphrase does provide us with a useful lesson in meme-spreading. See the White House introduce their latest Big Lie. See the lapdogs at Fox News and the Wall Street Journal start using it as if it is a serious concept worth addressing. See it become conventional wisdom on the Sunday talk shows.

See the rich get richer and the poor get screwed.