The thing about lies and myths in politics? If you repeat them enough times, people start to believe them. So, when the right wing says over and over that more tax cuts are needed to fuel the economy, and the media doesn't call them on it (mainstream media), people believe it's true. And unless enough people on TV and online explain that it's NOT true (Paul Krugman, Robert Reich), it remains an accepted "fact" of modern life. But here's the thing about that specific assertion: it's not true. In fact--whaddya know--just the opposite is true! From World War II on, tax rates have steadily fallen--and so has GDP growth, over time. Today, tax rates are the lowest they've been in 30 years, yet the economy remains sluggish, and unemployment is high. There are obviously other factors at work, but lower taxes DO NOT lead to more growth. As Marketplace's Kai Ryssdahl would say, "Let's do the numbers."