Iraq Open Thread Taxes

All For Nothing


Artist – John Cole

In other news, Representative Kevin Cramer (R-ND) says he’s “not even sure” if discrimination is a real problem. No one has complained to him before, so it probably doesn’t exist.

Meanwhile, Senators Chris Murphy (D) and Bob Corker (R) have proposed increasing the federal gasoline and diesel tax by 12 cents over the next 10 years to pay for infrastructure. And that’s well and good, but their proposal also calls for offsetting the tax hike by making certain tax cuts permanent.

We live in an era when we’re expected to offset tax hikes with tax cuts, making the tax hike pointless to begin with, to ensure its neutrality just to have a chance of making it through a filibuster.