Saturday, November 06, 2010

Let all the Bush tax cuts expire

I'm with Congressman Bobby Scott: let all the Bush-era tax cuts expire. It's no surprise that the Richmond Times DIspatch has chosen to wield its new "Politifact" page as a partisan weapon, attacking Scott for his claim that eliminating the Bush-era tax cut would do much to help balance the budget. But in its rush to hit Scott for a claim they deem false, the Richmond Times Dispatch unwittingly makes the case for Scott's position: our nation is in serious trouble due to budget deficits and needs to let the Bush-era tax cuts expire to begin repairing the damage.

The Times Dispatch doesn't make the case for keeping the tax cuts, rather it points to the necessity of additional cuts. I suggest that the Pentagon's bloated budget would be a good place to start.

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