Stupid Dim Line-up
I was looking at this passage for solutions - Help me out:
In stark contrast to that fanfare, Dean stood in the rain on a Manchester, N.H., sidewalk to assail the bill, sharing his umbrella with the two reporters who showed up. He said all of Bush's tax cuts — including those passed in 2001 — must be repealed. He believes the cuts are part of a "radical plan to dismantle Social Security, Medicare and our public schools."
The former Vermont governor, like his Democratic rivals, cited the 2.7 million jobs lost during Bush's tenure in the White House and pointed to the fact that a day earlier, the president signed a bill allowing the federal government to borrow as much as $7.4 trillion, an increase in the federal debt limit.
"The president promises everything and delivers nothing," Dean said.
In signing the bill, Bush said the package — less than half the amount he initially sought — will provide tax relief to 136 million taxpayers by offering breaks to families, businesses and investors.
Jim Dyke, a spokesman for the Republican National Committee, said of Dean's call for a repeal: "It sounds like each day another Democratic presidential hopeful makes a commitment to the American people of a $2 trillion tax increase. That's not just a bad idea, it's bad economics."
Gephardt, who also wants to repeal Bush's 2001 tax cut and this year's reductions to pay for health care coverage, said his plan would stimulate the economy more than Bush's "misguided tax cuts."
Sen. John Edwards of North Carolina said the nation will not return to the economic growth of the 1990s unless "we as Democrats have the backbone to say we must stop this tax cut" for the wealthy.
Edwards, in a speech before the San Francisco Bar Association, said, "the president should not, today, be celebrating passage of tax cuts for the wealthiest people in the country."
These Dims are bloomin' idiots if they think that DC keeping more of our money will help us out of a depressed economic cycle. Smart Dims and Republicans alike know that you either cut taxes or spend like crazy on infrastructure, but you don't just hoard the money for another Robert Byrd museum. Carefully watch for any suggestion of a solution - There is none. And Dick's national healthcare proposal can't boost an economy, can't help our healthcare system, and won't even help the doctors and hospitals. It would just be more DC bureaucracy.