A Breathtakingly Dishonest Tax Rant in the New York Times

A demonstrator dressed as Uncle Sam wears a “tax the rich” sign during a climate change protest organized by Extinction Rebellion in New York City, September 17, 2021. (Caitlin Ochs/Reuters)
Columnist Binyamin Appelbaum butchers the facts to tar Republicans as a threat to ‘the American experiment in multicultural democracy.’

NRPLUS MEMBER ARTICLE I n a tour de force of reaction, dishonesty, and motivated historical illiteracy, the New York Times’s Binyamin Appelbaum takes aim today at the Republican Party’s ongoing “resistance” to taxation, which, in an attempt to render it outré, he casts not as the natural ideological by-product of its preference for limited government, but as “a threat to the sustainability of the American experiment in multicultural democracy.”

Well, then.

Appelbaum is so committed to the idea that taxation equals democracy that he opens his essay with a defense of the Democratic Party’s plan to have the IRS monitor every bank account in America. By

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