07 Dec

NYTimes.com – Still Digging

Like our mythical family, we need a plan, not just more sugar treats. Surely the cynical quote of the week — courtesy of The Daily Beast — goes to Dan Bartlett, the former George W. Bush administration spokesman who was speaking about the tax cuts for the wealthiest Americans that Bush “temporarily” put in place a decade ago: “We knew that, politically, once you get it into law, it becomes almost impossible to remove it. That’s not a bad legacy. The fact that we were able to lay the trap does feel pretty good, to tell you the truth.”

Bartlett offered no thoughts as to how these budget-busting tax cuts will address our country’s deficiencies today — just a high-five that in the politics of sports, the G.O.P. just scored a goal on Obama.

via NYTimes.com – Still Digging. Politics and politics rather than real policies that improve the state and standing of the United States. Tax breaks that cost the US $4 Trillion in the next decade and over the next 75 years cost 3 times as much as the Social Security projected shortfall.

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