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Monday, June 05, 2006

More Class Warfare Courtesy the Washington Post

In today's Washingon Post, Sebastian Mallaby writes about the estate tax:

"The federal government faces a future of expanding deficits. Thanks to the baby bust and medical inflation, spending is projected to rise by nearly 3 percent of gross domestic product by 2030, a growth equivalent to the doubling of today's Medicare program. What is the dumbest possible response to this? Take a source of revenue and abolish it outright."
Sebastian, I'm not sure that it is the dumbest response but you seem to have missed the smartest response. Since you seem to be suggesting a return to fiscal sanity in Washington, how about cutting spending?

Conservatives are often derided for trying to use fear to get people out to vote and rightly so. The recent news about Bush supporting the Federal Marriage Amendment seems a classic case. But leftists can be counted on to do the same thing. Mallaby of course goes for the ol' cliche of demonizing all the rich folks. As we all know, anyone "rich" (whatever that means) is out to oppress the rest of us.

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