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With just a month left before the one-year payroll tax break expires, Senate Democrats are trying to get Republicans to agree to extending it, to be paid for with a 3.5 percentage point surtax on income above $1 million. The catch is that the surtax would be permanent.
This is the kind of thing that lends credence to Republican accusations that Democrats are simply waging class warfare and demonizing the successful. Harry Reid et al. are asking us to believe that they are terribly worried about the grand or so middle class households would lose in one year if the payroll tax increases, yet totally unconcerned about raising top earners’ lifetime taxes by millions and millions. In other words, that a payroll tax cut for one year now is worth much higher taxes on the upper brackets forever.
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?