Don't Make Me Madder
Matt Yglesias doesn't buy the conservative tax cut rhetoric:
The truth, though, is that conservatives don't care about this stuff because, obviously, the aim of conservative tax policy isn't to cut spending or to increase revenue. It's to increase the after-tax income of very wealthy people. And it does a bang-up job of doing that.I don't buy it either.
Every time I watch T.V. (which is rare) I see a misleading Westly add about Phil Angelides and his "massive" tax increase proposal. To make things worse, when I listen to the radio now, I get to hear a similar Westly ad. Either medium, it's a bunch of crap. If I hear (or see) another one of those irresponsible adds, I'm going to get madder!
Please, Steve, quit trying to score cheap political points with that faux populism you're trying to peddle. Angelides' tax increases are aimed at more profitable coroporations and those making more than several 100k a year. Playing on lower income people's legitimate concern for gas prices is not leadership. I like you, but this is garbage. And you know it...or should.