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Re: One Odd Thing

Why do they keep talking about repealing Bush’s tax cuts? It’s been years. They want to raise taxes. Why not just say Democrats want to repeal the Reagan tax cuts or the JFK tax cuts? If you want to raise taxes you want to raise taxes.

I know this is a random-sounding response, but it’s not. There’s this assumption out there, reflected in such locutions, that the “natural” state of affairs is for the House to be Democratic and for taxes to be higher than they are. Both assumptions are beneficial to liberals.

Update:  In response to readers I’m too weary to get into it now (and  I have some post-election punditry to finish). But: I know the tax cuts are temporary. I disagree that this is very relevant to my point. Will chat about it tomorrow.

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