Monday, February 24, 2014

The Truth About Heritage

Jim DeMint Hasn't Destroyed Heritage's Intellectual Integrity
The Heritage Foundation has always been a shill operation.  Sadly, a shill operation that has been allowed over the years to borrow the credibility of the NYT Op-Ed page, among others, to launder their bullshit to a public that sees "think tank" or "research institution" and assumes that the well regarded paper they are holding wouldn't print, well, bullshit.
"The truth is that the pre-DeMint Heritage was Hack Central, producing garbage posing as research. It promoted the death tax scam; it proclaimed that the Ryan plan would push the unemployment rate down to 2.8 percent, then tried to send that "result" down the memory hole. Heritage economists have promoted the fallacy that government spending can't increase demand. And so on. So Heritage never was a "think tank" in the sense that actual thought or research took place there. It just played one on TV."
We're actually better off for DeMint's aggressive, ham-fisted approach.

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