Controlling the language and semantics is important in politics. It is obvious that calling the 2001 and 2003 Tax Cut bills the "Bush Tax Cuts" is really a non-starter in getting the tax rates created by them made permanent. So, after some research (if you consider google and then a little reading to be "research") I hereby propose a few alternatives. First, for the HB 1836: Economic Growth and Tax Relief Reconciliation Act of 2001:</a>
- Feinstein-Nelson Tax Cuts: In honor of the Yea votes of Sens. Diane Feinstein (D-CA) and Ben Nelson (D-NE).
- The Democratic Presents of 2001: In honor of the five Democratic Senators who voted "Present", or as is now called, "pulled an Obama". (Kerry (MA), Murray (WA), Boxer (CA), Harkin (IA), Leahy (VT), and a special Democratic Congressman who was also "Present": Kendrick Meek (FL).
- My favorite: The Bi-Partisan Tax Relief Act of 2001.
Now, for the 2003 cuts, the Jobs and Growth Tax Relief Reconciliation Act of 2003, which reduced the third through top rates, we have:
- The Another Tax Cut McCain Voted Against Act. Yes, reaching across the aisle to vote against tax relief again, just as in 2001.
The Bi-Partisan Tax Relief Act of 2003, with seven Democrats in the House and two in the Senate voting yes.
The Cheney Liberty Act, in honor of the man casting the deciding vote in the Senate.
Any more good ideas out there?