After seeing the RepubliCard (via Stephen) I remembered that I had been meaning to post about the Bush Tax. It’s an interesting way of framing the financial debate, the Democratic party has been labeled "tax and spend" but few people point out that the Republican alternative is to borrow and spend. The site points out ways that Bush’s tax cuts have shifted debts to states. For example, in Michigan:

  • Property Taxes Soar
  • College Costs Skyrocket
  • Continuing Pressures on School Funding
  • Fees for High School Sports
  • Auto Fees Increase

It’s an interesting way to frame the economic debate, reminding people that TANSTAAFL. I’m not opposed to cutting taxes, or shifting taxation to local communities, but it should be done in a way such that states don’t wind up with $920 million deficits.


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