06/04/2004: Gem o'the Day:
From yesterday's BushWatch:
Christine: An editorial in today's NYT begins, "Bush appears to be planning to run for re-election as a tax cutter without discussing what federal programs will be sacrificed to make up for the lost revenue. That can't be allowed to happen. Voters have the right to see the whole picture, including the downside. Chances are they won't like the view." Government estimates indicate that the folks who will pay are kids, the poor, the elderly, military vets, and the disabled, groups that the government traditionally protects, not punishes for the benefit of the rich and greedy.
Jerry: Frankly, I don't know why families that earn less than $300,000 a year vote for Bush. It's not in their best interest. A friend recently told me that the Bush government sent him a tax rebate check of $37, but the last time he went to his docter for his usual yearly physical, he learned that Medicare was no longer covering it, and it cost him $192. Same thing happened in Texas. While Bush as governor worked out a tax cut that, on average, amounted to a hamburger meal for four at McDonald's, the rich made a killing. -06.03.04
Len on 06.04.04 @ 09:18 AM CST