But according to several Democratic leadership sources, Daschle wants nothing to do with a stimulus package. “He has polling data that is telling him Americans don’t want tax cuts or credits,” one of the leadership people says. “This is all about positioning for 2002 and beyond. Daschle is in full election year mode.”
The data Daschle is using comes from an extensive poll commissioned by the DNC. The poll surveyed more than 1,000 respondents in 22 congressional districts that are considered “up for grabs” this year. The survey showed a majority of uncommitted voters didn’t support tax cuts, even if those cuts might be a help to them directly. “We paid a lot for that survey and it’s going to be our blueprint for the next year,” says another Democratic leadership aide. “It has to be. We have nothing else to hold on to.”p>
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
In Britain, defending your property can get you life.
The debacle of this president’s administration is both a cause and a symptom of the decline of American values. Unless Congress impeaches him, that decline will go on unchecked. An eminent jurist surveys the damage and assesses the chances for the recovery of our culture.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
The American Christmas, like the songs that celebrate it, makes room for everybody under the rainbow. Is that why so many people seem to be hostile to it?
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?