What is riskier than a war to the DNC? Why, tax cuts, of course:
Senate Democrats won a huge victory for working families this week, winning a crucial vote to cut by more than half President Bush’s latest scheme to give an enormous tax cut to the wealthiest sliver of Americans.
Every Democrat in the Senate chamber voted to slash Bush’s tax giveaway from $726 billion to $350 billion, protecting the future of all Americans by dedicating the savings to protecting Social Security!
… But Now Bush Is Using the War to Justify Risky Tax Scheme
But this fight is far from over. The White House proved it will say anything to pass its enormous tax scheme, even using the military conflict in Iraq to find an advantage.
White House spokesman Ari Fleischer told reporters that we need the Bush tax scheme “so that when our men and women in the military return home, they’ll have jobs to come home to.”
Not only is this a shameful political exploitation of the men and women who are putting their lives in danger, but it’s also misleading.
Under a 1994 law passed by the Democratic Congress and President Clinton, employers must reinstate reservists who return from active service.
Yawn. A pox on Ari Fleischer for stupid remarks (although in the abstract, accurate), a pox on the DNC for trying to get mileage out of this.