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A great and timely article.
Please check on this. Last night (Monday), on NBC’s evening news with Tom Brokaw, the following was presented:
In discussing the income tax cut plan, they interviewed a college professor who presented this example, purported to show how the “average” taxpayer definition can be misleading.
Ten taxpayers, one of whom is Bill Gates, nine other ordinary citizens.
Bill had an income of $1,000,000, and each of the others had income of $30,000. The professor then, on a chalkboard, summed the incomes, arriving at a total of $1,270,000. She then made the statement that the average income was over a million dollars.
I had been reading while listening, and didn’t pay much attention until I heard that last assertion. I looked, but couldn’t see the chalkboard math that resulted in that average; I was also sorry that I missed the name of the college at which this professor mangled her math. I still can’t believe that I heard what I think I heard.
Perhaps you could check on this, and if my recollections are correct, obtain a copy of the broadcast. If possible, it should be rerun daily somewhere (Fox News?) every time the discussion of media bias arises.p>Regards, br> — Richard Renken /p> p> THE BEST POST-BEATLE br> Re: Paul Beston’s
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
In Britain, defending your property can get you life.
The debacle of this president’s administration is both a cause and a symptom of the decline of American values. Unless Congress impeaches him, that decline will go on unchecked. An eminent jurist surveys the damage and assesses the chances for the recovery of our culture.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
The American Christmas, like the songs that celebrate it, makes room for everybody under the rainbow. Is that why so many people seem to be hostile to it?
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?
H/T to National Review Online