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When right-wing ideologues call the shots

A few weeks back, we told you about how far right politicans and their adjunct staffs in the supposedly independent “think tanks” were turning the formerly wonkinsh and sober Revenue Laws Study Committee into a kind of ultra-conservative mosh pit.

In case you had any notion that the meeting we described (in which a national business lobbyist railed about the estate tax on the wealthy as some kind of Commie plot) was some sort of an aberration, check out the agenda for tomorrow’s meeting of the same group. In particular, note item VI – “Repeal North Carolina Estate Tax.”  They’ve even scheduled a skeptic of the pre-ordained result just to make everything “fair and balanced.”

Ah, yes…the plutocrats give their orders and the hired help carries them out.

5 Comments

  1. gregflynn

    January 31, 2012 at 1:56 pm

    I can’t wait to hear this person on the agenda:

    •_______, Business person

  2. Frances Jenkins

    January 31, 2012 at 10:01 pm

    Lord, Lord, you never ever consider the other side.

  3. gregflynn

    February 1, 2012 at 2:06 pm

    Never?

    “You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means.”

  4. Jack

    February 1, 2012 at 4:13 pm

    That’s very Inigo Montoya of you gregflynn.

  5. gregflynn

    February 1, 2012 at 7:06 pm

    Inconceivable!