When the Washington Post advertises for reporters, do they include "mind reading skills" as a necessary qualification? They gave us yet another example of these skills in an article discussing Republican efforts to craft a tax bill that will be able to get the support of 50 senators.

The piece told readers:

"Many Republicans believe the economic growth that will be unleashed by the tax cuts will be worth it, potentially creating such an economic boom that new revenue will come in from job creation and corporate investment."

It's good the Post's reporters have this mind reading ability. The rest of us might just think that Republicans are saying utter nonsense about tax cuts and economic growth because, at least publicly, they can't just say "we are trying to give more money to our wealthy campaign contributors." This is, of course, what they are in fact doing, so some of us might think it is what they intend to do.