Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Jan. 27: G.O.P. Sings Same Ol' Song

By Sylvia Gurinsky

A couple of weeks ago, President Barack Obama said that he'd be willing to listen to any good ideas for an economic stimulus package.

Can't the Republican congressional leadership come up with something more creative than "tax cuts"?

That's the same song they always sing. For six years, they sang it in tandem with President George W. Bush, and we know how well that worked out. It's one of the reasons the economy is in this mess. Tax cuts for the wealthy without much else certainly don't do very much to improve either corporate ethics or results.

A suggestion to the G.O.P.: Try studying economic theory. Trickle-down tax cuts are just as voodoo now as they were in 1980.

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