Sunday, January 7, 2007
Democrats Planning To Do What They Do Best
Raise taxes, that is. In order to pay for their theoretical tax cut for middle income families, the Democrats are looking at various schemes, including raising taxes on the wealthy (which they say are people making over $500,000 a year, but knowing them, it’ll probably drop to those making $60,000 a year), and cutting wasteful spending. How much do you want to bet that among the things they consider to be wasteful spending will be military spending (in a time of war, no less)? How much do you want to bet that they’ll push through these tax increases and spending cuts first, and then come up with an excuse for not actually passing the tax cuts? How much do you want to bet that they’ll then end up using the extra money they’ve taken in to fund some really stupid new federal entitlements, like welfare and free health care for Palestinians, or something. Not that I think the Republicans are much better on this front. If they had that kind of extra money, they’d probably use it to build a bridge between Alaska and Siberia or something.