But rather than blow money on a lavish reenactment of the New Deal, or
continue bailing out undeserving corporations, why not really think outside the
box? Rep. Louie Gohmert (R., Texas) suggests an across-the-board reprieve on
paying 2008 income taxes. This would leave an extra $1.2trillion in the hands
of Americans, who are the best stewards of their own money.
I don't need to tell you how stupid this idea is. Jonah, however, doesn't seem to realize that taxes actually pay for things we need. Or that having Americans buy at lot of stuff from China might not solve the economic problems. But it really doesn't matter how stupid Jonah's ideas are, since his readers believe him anyway.