erik lundegaard

'A Massive Transfer of Wealth to the Very Rich' = 'A Win' to NPR

Here's Andrew Sullivan in his weekly column on the New York magazine site, recounting some of Pres. Trump's achievements in office:

We have record levels of social and economic inequality, along with unprecedented peacetime debt, and the only serious legislative achievement of an all-Republican federal government is a massive transfer of wealth to the very rich, funded through an increase in the national debt of close to a trillion dollars.

And here's Rachel Martin on NPR this morning:

Pres. Trump heads to Camp David today to meet with congressional Republican leaders. They're expected to start planing their next move after the GOP notched a win by passing [estate?] tax legislation.

After the GOP notched a win...

I really wish Martin, and NPR in general, and journalists in general, would stop using this horse-race language. It's the language of Washington, D.C., not us. It's not the language of NPR's listeners and donaters.

The GOP notched a win... We'll see how much of a win that was in November. Or during NPR's next fundraising drive.

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Posted at 10:54 AM on Fri. Jan 05, 2018 in category Media  

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