Dems Can’t Think Of A Single Tax Cut They Would Extend By The Anchoress
Kathryn Jean Lopez quotes Charles Rangel at the Corner.
“His plans for raising taxes on American families and small businesses: “Democratic Representative Charles Rangel vowed to reach out to Republicans if his party wins control of the House in November, while acknowledging that they may find his plans for changing tax policy unpalatable.
“Rangel’s accession to the chairmanship of the committee would likely end six years of tax cuts by the Republican- controlled Congress. He said he ‘cannot think of one’ of President George W. Bush’s first-term tax cuts that merit renewal.”
None of them merit renewal, but just yesterday we read this report: US Treasury Sets New 1-Day Tax Receipt Record Of $85.8 Billion.
Earlier we read that the growing receipts are doing real damage to the deficit.
Kathryn lists just some of the tax cuts Rangel does not think worthwhile.
See, this is one of the reasons I HAD to leave the Democrats. There is a disconnect, a fundamental refusal to engage in reality; to look at a thing and say, “gee…maybe we should rethink our old taxing habits,” seems not to be in their make-up. Unemployment is incredibly low – lower than it was in the “full employment” 1990’s. Tax receipts are incredibly high. But tax cuts are bad.
That’s right up there with the whole Clarence Thomas/Anita Hill debacle, whereby “strong, feminist women” were suddenly delicate shrinking violets unable to endure a ribald joke. Sexual harrassment – a serious issue – got defined downward for political expedience and suddenly the same women who had declared themselves “sexually emancipated” were cowering at a man’s appreciative glance at their legs, or a risque joke…that is, until Bill Clinton got into office and then, suddenly, we were told “boys will be boys” and “some guys have to be allowed one free grope…” or, you know…a woman complaining about sexual harrassment was “what you find when you run a hundred dollar bill through a trailer park.”
The inconsistancy, intellectual dishonesty and politically expedient double standards and rationalizations are breathtaking. I may not be a Republican much longer…but sometimes I wonder if I will ever be able to vote for a Democrat again.
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