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Friday, December 16, 2005

Giving to the Rich: War? Disaster? Deficit? Forget 'em: It's time for Tax Cuts

Published on Monday, December 12, 2005 by the Boulder Daily Camera (Colorado)
Call it irresponsible. Call it indefensible. Call it inequitable, a burden on future generations and a gift to the richest Americans at the expense of the majority. But don't call it surprising.
The distressing fact about the $56-billion tax cut approved last week by the U.S. House of Representatives is that Americans have learned to expect this kind of behavior from their elected representatives. Whatever the circumstances ? which now include a hideously expensive war in Iraq, the reconstruction of a major city in the aftermath of a hurricane, a new prescription-drug benefit for Medicare, staggering annual deficits, and a mounting national debt President Bush and the Republican majority in Congress can be relied upon to prescribe the same illusory cure: tax cuts that disproportionately benefit the wealthy.
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