Magazine October 4, 2010, Issue

The Week

(Roman Genn)

• Soon the Republicans may be able to claim the first nonwhite Speaker of the House.

• President Obama’s long-stated view is that his predecessor’s tax cuts for the middle class should be extended while his tax cuts for high earners should be allowed to lapse. Notwithstanding Obama’s huge majorities in Congress, he has done, literally, nothing to extend the middle-class tax cuts, and as a result we are now a few months away from a major tax increase on nearly everyone who pays income taxes. Naturally the Democrats’ new tactic is to accuse the Republicans of holding up middle-class tax

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