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Republicans against tax cuts!

One of the interesting ironies about the economic stimulus bill that just passed is that by most any measure it is the largest tax cut in US history. It includes $282 billion in tax cuts over two years. In comparison, Bush’s largest tax cuts (in 2004/2005) totaled $231 billion.

So why did the Republicans just vote overwhelmingly against the largest tax cut in history?¬†Obama’s tax cuts are aimed mostly at the middle class, families and people who work. While Bush’s tax cuts primarily benefited the rich.

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  1. JonJonHenry wrote:

    Mark the date: November, 2010. Republicans will be repudiated again by voters who remember those who voted against the Plan and who voted for it. The Republicans have universally decided on mass ignorance continuing their proud traditions of helping themselves and their friends. Not the people who voted for them.

    Monday, February 16, 2009 at 3:26 am | Permalink
  2. Matt wrote:

    they voted against it b/c you aren’t allowed to vote “for” specific parts of the bill. you have to take it as a whole which means you also have to include all of the pork barrel spending. why not just have a TAX CUT bill and leave it at that? Oh yeah, because then you can’t spend the money, that you don’t have yet, and spend it on trivial pork.

    Monday, February 16, 2009 at 12:53 pm | Permalink
  3. Bill wrote:

    Pork? You mean what the Republicans passed for the past 8 years? That kind of pork? Oh, I get it. You were being facetious.

    Or stupid. Or disingenuous. I can’t tell. Never can tell with people who have two faces.

    Thursday, February 26, 2009 at 3:28 pm | Permalink

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