This is what Orwellian economics looks like.
After Biden announced a campaign based around freedom, the Wall Street Journal’s Richard Rubin decided to write a surreal column/op-ed/story (what is this thing even supposed to be) accusing Republicans of raising taxes by proposing to dump Biden’s corrupt green subsidies and the Inflation Increase Act’s IRS boom.
Republicans Effectively Voted to Raise Taxes. They’re Fine With That – WSJ
When dealing with the media, any weasel words added to a sentence means that the whole thing is a lie.
Now you understand the purpose being served by “effectively” in there.
Rubin claims that Republican debt ceiling legislation ” would repeal clean-energy tax credits that Congress created last year. The changes would shrink breaks for wind energy, solar power, hydrogen and electric vehicles, effectively raising taxes on some manufacturers, car buyers and others.”
Cutting subsidies does not raise taxes. If I stop giving you free money, I’m not raising taxes on you.
The entire green industry is a parasitic bloodsucker feeding off consumers. Energy bills, car costs and everything else goes up when you add ‘green’ to the equation.
Getting rid of green subsidies is a fantastic boost to everyone’s bottom line. Want cheaper energy and cars? Throw all the Al Gore stuff out the window.
The article/op-ed gets even more surreal when claiming that Republicans “rescinding new enforcement funding for the Internal Revenue Service”… “would lower tax revenue by $191 billion, so when laid against the energy-tax changes, the bill still raises taxes overall.”
You know you’re in properly 1984 territory when claiming that cutting the IRS raises taxes. And so boosting the IRS must cut taxes.
Slavery is freedom, freedom is slavery, ignorance is knowledge, and the only way to cut taxes is to raise them.