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Republicans' "Plan B" for Tax Hikes Is the Same as Plan A: Lie Through Their Teeth

More blather about "small businesses."

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The small business spin is pretty transparent. As Chris Hayes notes in Twilight of the Elites Americans' trust in large institutions is at an all-time low -- whether it's big business or "big government." But a Gallup poll taken in early 2010 found that more than 90 percent of the population still held a favorable view of “small business.”

Now, conservatives can read polls and have long spun the most egregious corporatist policies as extending a helping hand to “small business.” Don’t think about Enron, they say. Look at how these tax cuts are helping the mom-and-pop grocery down the road. A perfect example of this meme came during the debate over George W. Bush’s budget-busting tax cuts.

Joshua Holland is Senior Digital Producer at BillMoyers.com, and host of Politics and Reality Radio. He's the author of The 15 Biggest Lies About the Economy. Drop him an email or follow him on Twitter

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