Monday, June 13, 2011

Preaching to the little people, Ostrich style

The Ostrich is, to put it mildly, as incompetent as they come when it has to do with national economic and fiscal issues.  And they make no excuses about letting their ideology inform their editorial positions.

To begin with, they regularly scour the on line universe to find a narrative that aligns with their world, national, state, and local view, and then run it, or cite it, as confirmation of their supposedly carefully thought out position.

Case in point: today.  In a “thumbs down'” item, they jump with all three feet onto the “it’s all Bush’s fault” camel.  In the process, they certify they can’t grasp the fundamental difference between static and dynamic economic analysis.  If you don’t understand it, you need to study up post haste, because the difference is at the core of the demagoguing we hear ever day.

Furthermore, the editors are oblivious to historical facts, even when provided by their beloved and objective government agencies.  They are unwilling, or unable, to grasp the realities inherent in government supplied data such as government receipts, which shows tax revenues increasing markedly in the second Bush term.

But the very worst transgression on the part of The Ostrich is this pompous pronouncement:

What’s needed is an integrated plan to  reform the tax code and bring down our debt — with every taxpayer paying a fair share.

This is the point at which we feel compelled to remind you that the taxable entities that publish The Ostrich, known, we believe, as The Alliance Press, and Brunswick Publishing, are delinquent on their property taxes owed to Brunswick, and have been for some time.

So as far as we’ve concerned, their talking to us about “every taxpayer paying a fair share” is so much bravo sierra, and we take offense at their looking down their nose at the rest of us.

Frankly, it disgusts us.  We’ll leave it at that, and simply say that you have no idea how hard it is for us to do so.

We can only stand so much composity around here, and we’re reaching our limit.  And we’re tired of feeling the stitches on our tongue.

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