Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Robin Hood's Platform Arrives

My favorite part of the statement from the Democratic Party regarding its upcoming platform relates to tax policy and this statement:
For families making more than $250,000, we'll ask them to give back a portion of the Bush tax cuts to invest in health care and other key priorities.
So, they're asking? Can people answer no? More importantly, is this the new euphemism for a tax increase -- it's now a reduction in your prior income tax rate cut?

I'm glad that this implicitly acknowledges that the tax code's main purpose is income redistribution; unless the Dems are claiming that people making more than $250,000 are the ones struggling with health care, it's clear that we're now taking more from the more well-off simply to make sure the less well-off have health care, which has now become a right (no word on when Justice Souter or Breyer will discover this right in the Constitution, but no worry).

Finally, how will the Democrats deal with people who made out like bandits in high-paying law firm jobs during the Bush years but will now make less than $250,000 a year? Those dastardly people must be found!


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