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Debunking White House Pro-Tax Increase Propaganda

The White House recently released a video, narrated by Austan Goolsbee of the Council of Economic Advisers, asserting that higher tax rates on the so-called rich would be a good idea.

Since Goolsbee’s video made so many unsubstantiated assertions and was guilty of so many sins of omission, here’s a rebuttal video, narrated by yours truly.

Goolsbee on Tax Incentives

Today President Obama appointed Austan Goolsbee to be his new chair of the Council of Economic Advisers, replacing Christina Romer, who has headed back to Berkeley.  Because Goolsbee is already a member of the CEA, the appointment helps Obama avoid a Senate confirmation process that could have easily become a referendum on his administration’s economic policies.

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