The inclusion of lonely liberal Sally Kohn on this week's Cashin' In on Fox News, almost made this segment watchable... almost. Kohn was ganged up on five to one by host Cheryl Casone and panel members Jim LaCamp, Jonathan Hoenig, Tracy Burnes and Wayne Rogers.
After they went down the line with all of them opining on how following Mayor Michael Bloomberg's advice and allowing the Bush tax cuts to expire is just going to destroy the economy and harm the so-called "job creators", Kohn had a chance to speak and interject some common sense into the discussion.
When Kohn dared to point out that the tax cuts disproportionately benefited the wealthy and they did nothing to create jobs in America, you could almost smell the hair burning off of the other panelists heads. Wayne Rogers jumped all over her and said she needed to "get her facts straight" and then started spouting disingenuous talking points about how the richest in America were supposedly harmed by those tax cuts because they're paying a higher percentage overall of income taxes collected in America.
As Kohn rightfully countered, that's because the rich are making obscene amounts of money and their income has gone up, but it doesn't mean they're paying a larger percentage of their income in taxes and in fact, the opposite is true and tax rates for the wealthy are at an all time low. Naturally that led to the rest of them ranting and raving about how we shouldn't be picking on the wealthy in America and continuing to lie about whether lowering taxes does anything to create jobs.
I'm surprised they even let Kohn on this show because she's one of the better regulars on Fox that actually has the facts at hand and does a good job of pushing back at the lies they like to spread there. They made sure she didn't get too much time to talk though, which is the norm for this show. Gang up on the one token liberal and filibuster them and scream over them if they heaven forbid make any good points.