Monday, May 08, 2006

News flash: Repugs pander to the Rich

Like it should be any surprise.

Republican lawmakers, facing the prospect that their power to cut taxes may soon be curbed, plan to extend breaks that mostly benefit the wealthy and Wall Street at the expense of reductions for middle-income households.

Six months before elections that may return a Democratic majority in at least one house of Congress, Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist of Tennessee and House Speaker Dennis Hastert of Illinois are focusing on extending the 15 percent rate on investments and repealing the estate tax. They won't push extensions of lower rates for all taxpayers and expanded breaks for married couples and families with children, which expire after 2010.

How many of the people that voted for dear leader and his minions will actually benefit from these tax breaks... Less than 1% I'd venture to guess. Yet these are the central platforms of the party... along with ensuring boys don't kiss.

The moral depravity of this group is astounding... yet they're the "morals and values" crowd. What ever happened to helping the poor? Why has poverty RISEN each year of the Bush dynasty.

Policy matters... Competence matters. But people in this country are far more likely to vote for platitudes than policy.


Intellectual Insurgent said...

Let the Bush supporters get what they asked for. I am done trying to convince them why they are voting against their interests. They will reap what they sow.

Reign of Reason said...

But they'll take the lower and lower-middle class down with them...

Not to mention our kids will be paying for all this for decades to come.