Dems to renew Bush's Middle Class Tax Cuts for $2 trillion

It is great that the taxes will remain lower for middle income tax payers, but it is bad that the tax system will become even more progressive. From Time Magazine:

Just when you thought Congress was spent -- literally -- and done for the year they'll turn around and surprise you. No money left to do anything? United Republican opposition? Democrats are planning to take on the great white whale of spending: extending President Bush's middle class tax cuts. The cost is estimated from $1.6 trillion to extend them to as much as $2.7 trillion to make them permanent. According to Senate Democratic sources, the latter is what they're going to go for -- and they're planning to do it before the midterm elections. . . .



Blogger TooMuchTime said...

This is just a ploy to get re-elected. The democrats know that the Republicans will support this so all the congress-critters can go home in November and say, "Re-elect me. I cut your taxes!"

I think the tax cuts are good, but the timing stinks.

7/23/2010 3:42 PM  

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