by Max Brantley
The change of heart of a scientist on climate issues reminds me that I've been meaning to link a couple of other items that dispute cherished teabagger/Republican faith.
* OCCUPY WALL STREET'S SMELLY UNEMPLOYED HIPPIES: According to serious surveys, they are young, educated political independents (not Democrats) and many of them work. 30 percent of them make more than $50,000 a year.
* THE TAX DEADBEATS: Some useful charts from Talking Points Memo show how the supposed deadbeats, those without federal income tax payments, pay a rising portion of the federal budget with payroll taxes — triple the share of federal spending provided by corporate income taxes for example. Tax deadbeats? Hardly.