Monday, July 12, 2010

GOP touts deficit raising tax cuts with no offsets

Shorter GOP as voiced by John Kyl: Republicans can't possibly support deficit spending that benefits the working class or extends the social safety net. However, tax cuts for the wealthy don't ever need to be paid for in advance. Eric Cantor agrees wholeheartedly.

As Ezra points out, "Back in the real world, tax cuts and spending increases have the exact same affect on the budget deficit. This sort of comment is how you tell people who care about the deficit apart from people who are interested in exploiting fears of the deficit to shrink the size of government."

And Steve Benen thinks it's a lousy message to be sending to Americans. I agree of course, but sadly the people in the GOP base probably won't see it that way. Not even with pictures like this:

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