Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Rightwingers don't know what hypocrisy means, part million

It is not hypocrisy for a politician to file his taxes under the existing rules while arguing that those rules are unfair and proposing that they be changed.

Seriously, Jim Geraghty's hypocrisy argument is even stupider than that, because Bernie Sanders has not advocated abolishing deductions for home-mortgages*, local taxes, charities, or job expenses. But even if that is what Sanders had proposed, it would not be hypocritical for him to use the current rules now even if he wants the rules to change later.

(via Memeorandum)

* Sanders has proposed capping the deductions so they only apply up to a dollar figure threshhold for mortgage debt. The details of where that cap would kick in has varied a bit in different things I have read.