I agree with AJ Strata at The Strata-Sphere. Why the heck are we even referring to the “Bush tax cuts?” Sure, we can do that when referring to what happened after the tax cuts in 2001 and 2003, but at this point – eight to 10 years later – any change to the tax code during the lame-duck session or with the new Congress should be referred to as the Obama Tax Increases.
Here’s the post from Strata.
Speaking of Bush 43, I picked up Decision Points prior to my trip and I read it the days before and during my long flight. It’s well-known I’m not in agreement with the most recent GOP president, but I found the book pretty good and it made me take a second look at some of his policies.
As an example, I was dead-set against No Child Left Behind, not necessarily because I did not think it would work, rather I’m a firm believer the federal government has absolutely no authority to spend one dime in the education arena. The way President Bush figured it, if the feds were going to spend the money, he wanted to have some standards and reporting in place. OK, I get that, but I still don’t think it’s done too much good other than having states and local communities rely more on federal funding.
Pick up the book through the link below if you are interested. It’s a pleasant and quick read. (We collect a small fee when you buy through the link.)