A BuzzFlash Reader Commentary
July 12, 2002
Bush: Tax For Baseball, Not For War
Here's a thought, now that attention is finally being paid to the President's past business dealings, how about someone noting the odd priorities in Mr. Bush's views on taxes and government spending?
As has been widely reported, Mr. Bush pushed for HIGHER taxes (sales tax, of course, the most regressive) in order to pay for a new baseball stadium. Yet, now, with massive deficits piling up, he refuses to suggest any way to pay for the new defense and homeland security spending. He even threatens to veto future tax cuts, even though the budgetary assumptions underlying those cuts have been blown to pieces.
Interesting priorities, don't you think? Higher taxes are justified for a baseball stadium, but not for a war??
Hmmmm, and people have the nerve to compare him to Churchill? I must have missed that part of Churchill's famous address to the British people on May 13, 1940. "I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears and sweat and a TAX CUT?" Funny, I don't remember that last part, nor is it mentioned in transcripts of the speech:
Then again, maybe that section of the speech is located in the same file as Mr. Bush's misplaced SEC filings.
Anyway, just thought this interesting juxtaposition of his priorities needs to be pointed out. Maybe even some gutsy Democrats will point this out the next time they ask the administration to please explain how the deficits are supposed to be funded.
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