Friday, August 25, 2006

Chet's Tax Irons are in the Fire - Beware

When it comes to taxes, Chet Edwards has more than one iron in the fire. If it's the homemaker's iron, he believes tax cuts are good. He said, "This helps working families to better meet their own family budgets while freeing up more dollars to put back into the economy." Now that makes sense to me even though I'm not a Harvard Business School graduate like Chet. When the marriage penalty tax is repealed then families have more money to spend. The money they spend helps build the economy. As the economy improves, wages increase and new jobs are created. When wages increase, the taxes collected by government increase and the government collects more money than projected. So, the little homemaker iron in Chet's fire is a "good" iron because it makes money for the government. Now, that's a sweet deal.

But Chet's got another iron in the fire--the class warfare iron. Watch out for innocent bystanders when Chet's swinging this red-hot branding iron. Evidently tax cuts for the rich don't grow the economy like the little homemaker tax cut did. Chet said, "This sends a terrible message to our troops here at home, in Iraq, and Afghanistan that this Congress would cut $507 million in vital military construction projects and $735 million from military healthcare in order to pay for the tax cuts they passed just a few days ago." Recognize the smell of a burning red herring?

It's a nasty low blow. Caring nothing for the military he says he protects, Chet casually burns the peace of mind of our brave men and women in uniform to use that class warfare branding iron one more time. Talk about striking while the iron is hot…maybe it's more like time to pull the plug.
Beware of the dogs, beware of the evil worker...Philippians 3:2a

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