Get Your Blog Up

“This administration is populated by people who’ve spent their careers bashing government. They’re not just small-government conservatives—they’re Grover Norquist, strangle-it-in-the-bathtub conservatives. It’s a cognitive disconnect for them to be able to do something well in an arena that they have so derided and reviled all these years.”

Senator Hillary Clinton

Tuesday, May 09, 2006

Republican values

The latest GOP tax cuts help the average American, if that average American makes over $1 million dollars:
Middle-income households would receive an average tax cut of just $20 from the agreement, according to the joint Brooking Institution-Urban Institute Tax Policy Center, while the 0.2 percent of households with incomes over $1 million would get average tax cuts of $42,000.

Remember the urgency here is based on Republican fears that they won't be retaining power much longer. The cuts they are hoping to extend won't expire for another two years, and were no doubt intended to boost the GOP in 2008. They never thought, I guess, that they'd need the help right now.