Thursday, June 17, 2004

Another tax cut? 

Today the house passed a corporate tax giveaway worth $150 billion. No less than 48 Democrats voted for the bill because of various pork projects included to win their support. The "analyst" on CNN kept bringing up the fact that this is an election year: you can't pull these tricks all the time, but right now those representatives really need to "show they can bring home the bacon." Two things. In the House, every other year is an election year! So he's saying that such tricks work about half the time, which is far too often as far as I'm concerned. Second thing, we keep hearing about how 9 out of 10 house races aren't even competitive. If they have no chance of losing the seat, then it doesn't matter whether or not it's an election year.

The Democrats could take a few lessons from the Republicans when it comes to party unity.
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