Daily Archives: 12/05/2010

Why Prominent Republicans Love The Tax Cuts (via The Erstwhile Conservative: A Blog of Repentance)

I lean toward the Bush tax cuts being let expire across the board, maybe with something like a temporary payroll tax holiday. But as I am less than pleased with my own party the Erstwhile Conservative’s posts seem worth passing along:

Sometimes Congressman Alan Grayson—who lost his seat in November—can get a little carried away.  But not this time.  Yesterday on the floor of the House he pointed out how much certain prominent Republican loudmouths stood to gain by extending the Bush tax cuts for the wealthy. Here is the list: Rush Limbaugh: $2.7 million windfall Glenn Beck: $1.5 million windfall Sean Hannity: $1 million windfall Bill O'Reilly: $914,000 windfall Sarah Palin: $6 … Read More

via The Erstwhile Conservative: A Blog of Repentance

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This essay (Liberalism: An Autopsy) is rotten

What a piece of garbage this essay is. This has to be the worst of it:

“Yet Kennedy’s inaugural put America on a different path, one that led to the Cuban missile crisis and ultimately to Vietnam. It fixed America’s stance in the world, and with that stance we were on the road to Iraq and Afghanistan. Domestically it set us on the path to a behemoth big government.”

Per Tyrrell: John Kennedy is responsible for our being mired in Iraq and Afghanistan after 7 years? Conservative bear no responsibility at all?! George W. Bush was a horrible president, expanding the debt, adding an unfunded entitlement in Medicare part D, but worst of all miring us in endless and apparently pointless war.

Per Tyrrell: The civil rights movement that has empowered gays, women, hispanics and African Americans is on the other had boiled down to just “big government”.

Reagan in lower marginal tax rates, breaking the back of inflation, winning the cold war and so was a great president. We conservatives should be proud. But we should also give liberalism its due in making this a better country than it would otherwise be, even though some its initiatives have been to costly or unsuccessful.

There’s a necessary push and pull between left and right, so give liberalism some due.