Wow, seriously? “like communism?” I smell a troll. At any rate, in the 1980s, the Reagan cuts MORE than paid for themselves. Revenue went up 40% (see my book, “American Entrepreneur”). But spending increased by 100%. If we just held spending constant in 1984 terms, the tax cuts not only would have paid for themselves but SOME additional spending as well.
I recently first ran across one of KSEN's article posts and I thought I smelled the hint of Troll when I read it and his comment posts.
I still smell it on every one of his posted articles since then, including this one.
His method is to post his article, agree with the article's author that "them rich guys are ripping off us poor folks" (communism 101), for a few posts, then when caught, either fade out, or give a few "I sort of agree with you, all I meant was ...." type of responses, then fade out. Only to return later to try again by posting another lefty article.
He/she is relying on his signup date for cover, but in the early days of FR, many, many leftists were signed on, and the Forum allowed many leftists to spew their socialist/communist propaganda, as part of the "discussion".
Jim finally clearly, and rightfully, stated that FR was not a place for lefties to spew, and as many lefties as were found were spanked, and sent back to DU.
Others simply went into Mole Troll mode, popping up periodically like KSEN does.
Reading through this thread, it appears that more and more FReepers are recognizing KSEN's stripes, and I suspect that it won't be long before he gets the ZOT.