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Bush plan's critics had different tone in 1986 (Tax Cut))
Washington Times ^ | 2/03/03 | Donald Lambro

Posted on 02/03/2003 12:46:18 AM PST by kattracks

Edited on 07/12/2004 4:00:40 PM PDT by Jim Robinson. [history]

Many liberal Democrats who have denounced President Bush's tax cuts as a giveaway to the rich voted for a bill in 1986 that reduced the rate paid by the wealthiest Americans much more than Mr. Bush's plan would.

Since Congress passed the across-the-board, 10-year income-tax-cut plan in 2001, Democrats have been attacking Mr. Bush for lowering the top rate to 35 percent from 38.6 percent for people earning more than $200,000 a year. Many of the president's fiercest Democratic critics, including Sen. Edward M. Kennedy of Massachusetts, have called for freezing the top rate where it is.

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1 posted on 02/03/2003 12:46:18 AM PST by kattracks
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To: Darlin'
"Don't forget: They voted for the tax cut in 1986 after their party had been trounced by Reagan in the 1984 presidential elections. They will look more kindly on a 28 percent top rate after the 2004 Bush landslide," he said.

I am glad they are calling out the Idiots on their hypocrisy.

More Idiocy from the 'Party of Altruism.' (so long as the serfs are paying for said Altruism, that is)


2 posted on 02/03/2003 1:37:30 AM PST by gratefulwharffratt
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