BlognonyBITS - Alternative Minimum Facts
is 'class-warfare', but allowing it to become increasingly
regressive over a period of decades is not.
For the GOP, repealing the AMT entirely is a
principled tax simplification stand, but presidential
predictions of a balanced federal budget by 2012 depend on the AMT.
Class warfare, bring it on!
Peacechick... I like the idea of more progressive taxation, especially for the war, but I say raise the gasoline tax and take it out of Big Oil's profits.
Those who want war shoulf fucking pay for it.
I believe it also assumes 3.0% GDP growth annually.
Finally, with the debt at $8.8 trillion, a balanced budget still means we go hundreds of billions of dollars into debt per year just on interest.
Wouldn't it be great if you didn't have to include interest on your mortgage or interest on your credit card bills, or interest on your car payment, or..(you get the picture) on you budget?
Praguetwin... Yeah, fiction from the get go. Isn't a 3% GDP a little agressive? I thought that 2 - 2.4 was more common and sustainable.
I agree with Tomcat. The Rovian "divide and conquer" political strategy is what the GOP has been doing for some years now. I think the vote in November was not just about Iraq, but that it was also about how tired we all are of this kind of crap, and how maybe we ought to be electing people who can look for things the two parties have in common and work from there, instead of getting into all the constant bickering and name-calling, which I will gleefully engage in now: what a bunch of dumbass rightwingers!! Those who cannot do... call their opponents names! hehehehehe
No true words Snave. The GOP tactics are getting ugly already, and we're fully 10 months away from our first caucus. It's ludicrous.