Of course, at the time they knew full well that they would just lie their heads off and pretend that the Democrats were raising taxes by not amending their own legislation, and depend on the public to be stupid. We predicted it back in '01; it was obvious.
Well, surprise, surprise -- it's happening.
Read the article. It tries to be objective, but it's obvious that one side is just lying. THEY SAY THEY'RE LYING.
JD Foster, a tax policy expert at the conservative Heritage Foundation in Washington, said such distinctions will be lost on most Americans when they do their taxes in 2011.
"The American people aren't going to care about how the situation came about," Foster said. "What they're going to care about is who is going to solve the problem."
I want to repeat this -- the man FEELS FREE TO TELL A REPORTER ON THE RECORD THAT HE IS LYING, AND THAT HE THINKS THE AMERICAN PUBLIC IS STUPID WHEN IT COMES TO TAX ISSUES.
Why am I yelling? Because he's probably right -- or at least the Democrats are too afraid that he is to do the right thing. The smart thing is to let them lapse but meet it with a series of progressive tax cuts aimed at the working and middle classes. The insane thing is to play into the Republicans' hands … so read to the end and weep.