Monday, July 7, 2014
Breitbart: Journo: Opposition to Taxes and Spending Is Racist:
In an appearance on the Thursday broadcast of MSNBC’s The Reid Report, [David Cay Johnston] stated that Republicans oppose higher taxes and spending because “there's all sorts of areas where a fixed ideology that has no support in the empirical data gets into people's heads and that's what becomes important and there's also an element of racism in here.”
David Cay Johnston responds:
Problem is I did not say that “being against high taxes is racist.” Go listen to my carefully nuanced words, especially the words "an element" and pay attention to what it refers to in my comments about opposition to spending on infrastructure - roads, bridges, dams, water mains.
Update: More from David Cay Johnston:
I believe in engaging readers especially the very ill-informed who would benefit from knowing facts they obviously are unaware of.
Someone just posted that I should ignore people who, in the view of the poster, have no regard for fact. I disagree. I am also an on curable optimist, as Anyone who chooses in our time to have eight children must be.