To Anger a Conservative, Lie. To Anger a Liberal, Tell the Truth

Conservatives, generally speaking, are not the type of people to break into stores and steal footwear in protest of something mainstream media wants them to believe.

I rarely watch TV news or go to movie theaters and it’s made my life so much better. Enjoying big screen films has been a passion, but I’m happy reading more books and watching good people stand up to Liberal hypocrisy.

Some of my favorites nationally include actor James Woods on Twitter or Ben Shapiro, just about anywhere, but especially on college campuses. I especially like Shapiro’s line, “Facts don’t care about your filings.”

Locally (at least in Texas and Arizona), I particularly enjoy the fact-based, logical and truthful comebacks of Gary Arthur, Marvin Hepworth and Ray Hammonds. They just don’t back down or put up with liberal nonsense.

Hammonds’ mantra from Arizona is “See a liberal, see a hypocrite.” And he proves it consistently.

Liberals have no to little chance debating or arguing with them. The fun part is reading how the liberals respond by digging themselves deeper in their own manure.

Yesterday, I had such a cyber dialogue with a St. Louis realtor who chimed in on a friends social media post. Here’s a classic example of how those I listed above retort liberal nonsense.

Socialist From St. Louis (Him): Republicans work for the 1% democrats for the other 99%

Me: Ignorant statement. How embarrassing.

Himprove me wrong. Where do their tax cuts go? Oh the 1%. How about that 4 trillion in covid cash? To the 1%. 

Me: That’s easy, provided your head is not so far up that you can’t get it out.
The Republican tax plan was signed into law in 2018. That’s when Democrats first began their well-worn, misleading, talking points that since been proven wrong countless times since. They start out with your claim of one percent, and some go on a tirade that 83 percent of the tax cuts go to the wealthiest 1 percent. It’s totally false.

But I’ll give you this. The 83% is true for 2027 but ONLY because most of the individual income tax changes expire by then.

In 2025 — the last year before those tax changes expire — only a quarter of the tax cuts go to the top 1 percent.

It’s a classic case of politicians using a technically accurate statistic but without the context or explanation it requires. Without all the facts, the talking point leaves a misleading impression. This is where the sheep step in their own patties.

Democratic Sen. Sherrod Brown of Ohio first used a version of the tax line in a 2018 press availability, saying that “more than 80 percent of that tax cut went to the — goes to the wealthiest 1 percent.”  He became part of a long list of Democrats along with their minions who favor the phrase. The most ignorant and naive stretched it even further from the truth and what was actually passed. Apparently that’s the group you’re in right now.

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi repeatedly has said that “83 percent of the benefits go to the top 1 percent.” It’s a line included in Senate press releases and emphasized eight times in Democratic press availability that same year, by Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (twice) and Sen. Bernie Sanders, who did note that this was “at the end of 10 years” and that the “middle class” tax breaks “expire at the end of eight years.”

The important missing context is that the final tax legislation, which President Donald Trump signed into law Dec. 22, 2018 allows most of its individual income tax provisions to expire by 2027, making the tax benefit distribution more lopsided for the top 1 percent than in earlier years.

In 2018, according to an analysis by the Tax Policy Center, the top 1 percent of income earners would glean almost 20 percent of the tax cut benefits — a sizable chunk, but far less than the figure that was initially tauted by Democrats. Since then, they’ve backed down because retrospectively, they were telling falsehoods, lies.

Now in 2025, that percentage will be 25.3 percent, with the top 1 percent (those earning above $837,800) getting an average tax cut of $61,090.

Just two years later, in 2027, the percentage of tax benefits to this income group jumps to 82.8 percent, “because almost all individual income tax provisions would sunset after 2025,” explains TPC. The top 1 percent still benefits from some of the remaining tax cuts, such as reducing the top corporate tax rate from 35 percent to 21 percent. But their average tax cut drops by nearly two-thirds to $20,660 in 2027.

So while a lot more of the benefits go to the top 1 percent THAT year, there are fewer benefits to go around.

Without those individual income tax provisions, all taxpayers see an average $160 tax cut in 2027, while the average tax cut for all taxpayers in 2025 is $1,570.

You’re statement is wrong, ignorant and untrustworthy.

SFSL: ok great gfys and even if it is only 25% to the 1% that is too f**king much.  Whose head is up whose ass? 

Me: Yours is up theirs, the Democrat Socialists. Your obvious undeserving sense of self worth and knowledge prohibits your ability to pull it out. I don’t respect your uniformed beliefs. They’re nonsense. But I do respect your right to have them. The idiocity you’ve revealed in yourself commands no inherent respect.

I was in St. Louis a few days ago. We were going to do some sightseeing-the Arch, etc. It was so disgusting, garbage, urine infested tent campsites, BLM and other socialism support was massive. It’s exactly what my Missouri relatives described and the reason they finally left. Dispiriting. Ungodly.

We elected to leave immediately and stay in Wildwood where there were American flags in the yards, hardworking citizens were friendly and inviting. The message is loud and clear. Explains a lot.

SFST: ok Trumper

That’s the best he could come back with: “ok Trumper.” Like that’s supposed to ridicule me into submission. I take it as a badge of courage like Americans did to being called “Deplorables” in 2016.

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