On its much maligned Twitter feed, Think AgainTurn Away, the State Department is denouncing higher taxes -- and even asserting they're evidence a utopian society is a pipe dream.
Stop the presses! Where is the outrage from liberal academia and elites over this major fiscal policy faux pas from their kindred spirits at Foggy Bottom?
Well, before one jumps to the conclusion that the State Department is advocating for lower taxes, read the fine print. Higher taxes are apparently bad for those living in Syria under ISIS rule. No word about any other taxpayers in any other countries:
The State Department is doing its part in the war against ISIS -- the social media war, that is -- with its acerbic hashtag weapons.
It's hard to tell if the pen is mightier than the sword, considering, well, neither are very mighty at the moment.
But maybe the State Department is onto something after all, at least from an economic perspective. Are higher taxes actually just "propaganda" to further a "false" utopian agenda?
Surely there must be some way to examine this hypothesis further. Perhaps one could study the success rates of previous utopias. Or one could take a trip to the DMV. Or try to sign up for Obamacare. Or visit a local public school. Or hunt for successfully completed "shovel ready" projects in one's hometown. Any one of these activities would keep a person occupied for days!
But the State Department doesn't stop there with its soft diplomacy musings. It also wants to provide access to gainful employment opportunities for ISIS sympathizers, as Marie Harf made abundantly clear.
More jobs instead of government welfare programs? Lower taxes to boot? And for good measure, fomenting anger towards money-grabbing bureaucrats who stiff the taxpayer with poor quality service? If one didn't know any better, one would think the State Department got its talking points from the Tea Party.
The folks at Foggy Bottom may have stumbled onto a kernel of truth regarding lower taxes. If only they would share their new found wisdom with the rest of the executive branch, and apply it to our own pocketbooks. #lowertaxesforall?