Posted by Bob Lord
I've placed Thucky on double secret probation. It seems he's taken to just making stuff up (i.e., lying) in his comments.
In a recent comment, he tried to pass this off as accurate:
You ought to be concerned, we now have three years without any increase in government revenues in the United States. All these tax increases have yielded nothing.
The actual numbers show significant growth in yearly U.S. tax receipts, both in nominal dollars and inflation adjusted dollars. The actual numbers can be found here, and probably a couple hundred other places as well. Government revenues have grown substantially in the past three years. There simply was zero truth to what the Thuckmeister attempted to pass off as fact.
So, Thuckarooskie's breached our trust, and the trust of our readers. For that, double secret probation is the only option.
To be continued…
I’ve responded to this here: http://www.blogforarizona.com/blog/2014/01/lies-damned-lies-and-thuckys-statistics.html
And, Bob, you are on triple secret probation for violating the Krugman rule, not adjusting for inflation.
Thank you Steve for the reference.
2007 Total Revenues $5.2 Trillion, adjusted for inflation, 5.84 trillion,adjusted for population 6.2 trillio
2013 Total Revenues $5.4 5.40 ,adjusted for population 5.4 trillion
Recently this blog highlighted Krugman excoriating a conservative columnist as being dishonest for not adjusting for inflation. Well, these numbers need to adjusted not just for inflation but also population. Here it is:
2007: 6.2 Trillion 2013 5.4 trillion; Just think of what the nation could do with that extra trillion dollars. Arizona’s share would be 16 billion dollars. That’s the price tag of overdoing this collectivist frenzy.
2011 total revenues $5.1 Trillion
2012 total revenues $4.9 Trillion
2013 total revenues $5.4 Trillion
Thucky needs to go here:
And, you are just barely correct on the federal government. Current revenues are just slighly higher than they were in 2007. This is six years later. You are claimung some big moral and ethical victory? Pretty thin gruel.
What we both agree on is that revenues to government should be healthy.
No, I AM TALKING ABOUT TOTAL REVENUES, ALL LEVELS OF GOVERMENT, FED, STATE, COUNTY, CITY, ETC. BE MORE CAREFUL WHEN YOU USE THE WORD LIE.