Framing the Dialogue

Posts Tagged ‘bush tax cuts’

Let’s NOT Make A Deal!

I have to confess that I am embarrassed by being fooled by Obama last week and his tax “deal.”.  I felt a sense of relief when he annouced an agreement with Republicans for an extension of the Bush Tax Cuts for ALL Americans.  The far left went nuts over letting the “wealthy” keep their own money as if not stealing it through government dictate is something to give thanks.  The official Republican spin was that this was a good deal.  As the week wore on, however, we come to find that this deal contained a good deal more crap.  As usual the Republicans gave a lot more than they got and the Democrats are still trying to load this bill up with their wish list or more realistically to buy votes so the measure can pass.  Here is a partial list of the pork, but none of this is in writing and has all been done behind door number three:

Demonomics

I am not sure whether “Demonomics” is Demon Economics or Democrat Economics.  It is probably a distinction without a difference as some of the recent comments by leading Democrats defy logic.  I have to wonder how these people not only got as far as they did, but stay in positions of power.  Perhaps the biggest example has been how the Democrats have been hawking another extension of Unemployment Compensation payments.  House Speaker Nancy Pelosi postulated that,

“It injects demand into the economy.  It creates jobs faster than almost any other initiative you can name.”