by John Krehbiel on 17 December 2010
You have permanently lost my vote. your vote in favor of the Republican extension of the deficit-creating Bush tax cuts is unforgivable.
Tax cuts do not stimulate the economy. If they did, the Bush tax cuts would not have thrown away the surpluses of the 90s.
At the very least, the Democratic leaders in the House should have insisted that the Senate repeal DADT and ratify START II before any consideration was given to the tax cuts.
I do not believe that letting the tax cuts expire would have hurt the “recovery” for one simple reason; the low income people who spend their entire paycheck don’t pay much federal income tax anyway. High income taxpayers don’t spend much of their income. A giveaway to them is not stimulatory.
In case you think that my not voting for you in the future is an empty threat, you should know that I still don’t buy Maxwell House coffee because of commercials that irritated me 30 years ago. I have a long memory.
-- 2010-12-17 » John Krehbiel