Don’t Conflate Super-Long Unemployment Extension With Payroll Tax Cut
The outcome of the impending payroll tax imbroglio seems to be clear. With Republicans offering spending offsets and Democrats demanding tax increases, my safe premonition is that, for better or worse, the simple tax cut extension will pass, albeit without either “offset” plan. Due to some divisions among conservatives, such an outcome seems to be intractable at this point. At this point, we must focus | Read More »
The Ethanol Juggernaut: Do Republicans Have the Will to Stop Big Government?
From the diaries by lexington_concord… It’s always politically advantageous to support tax cuts. However, it takes more intransigence and fortitude to oppose big government programs and special interest handouts. It is even more arduous to oppose such programs when they are coupled with tax cuts as part of a backroom compromise. Based upon Senator Jim Inhofe’s comments to NRO, it appears that there aren’t too | Read More »