Better than Ezra?
This is kind of like shooting fish in a barrel and for that I apologize. I try not to look at Ezra's blog, but when Mark Thoma links to something, sometimes I can't help myself.
You know, his blog wasn't always this bad. Maybe since his listserve got shutdown, he's been on his own a bit more?
People, Ezra thinks you don't know how tax brackets work and that you don't know the difference between a tax cut and a tax increase.
Let me beak it down for him:
If your tax rates go down from where they are, that is a tax cut. If your tax rates go up from where they were, that is a tax increase. If they stay the same, then there is no cut or increase.
So it makes no sense (except I guess in Ezra-world) to even use the phrase "Obama tax cuts" which appears in some variation more than 5 times in his post.
In fact, his post ends with the following bit of awesomeness:
"Under Obama's tax plan, everyone gets a tax cut"
How could the Post fire Dave Weigel and leave this guy on the payroll?