Arkansas Democrat-Gazette writer Gene Lyons writes about dealing with the sheep. It doesn’t take much to set off a tirade:
In politics, many simply can’t resist an alluring false dilemma. It’s got to be all-A or all-B, all the time. Did I write a column pointing out that President Clinton last balanced the budget as recently as 2001, and that a return to Clinton-era tax policy — i.e., letting the Bush tax cuts expire on schedule in 2012 — would greatly improve the nation’s balance sheet?
That is, I favor raising marginal income-tax rates on millionaires from 35 to 39.6 percent. Therefore, I must be a communist who advocates the abolition of private enterprise, the confiscation of private property, and the redistribution of wealth to lazy people who won’t work.