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Friday, December 09, 2005


Seriously, how “moderate” is Mike?

The Washington Post has this handy tool for finding out.

Click on this database and you will find that in the “narrow margin” votes, where having a “moderate” Congressman break with the radical right-wing of his party would have made a difference, Michael Castle voted WITH the radical right-wing 4 out of 5 times this year. So, when the chips were down, Castle was a faithful rubber stamp for the Bush agenda. He knows who he works for.

In votes with larger margins, when the outcome is not in doubt, Castle does tend to throw an occasional crumb to the moderates. Naturally those meaningless votes against the Bush regime make gullible Democrats happy and drive the Delaware wingnuts berserk. Some of those wingnuts go so far as to call Castle a RINO (Republican in name only) thereby feeding the myth that he is moderate. However, the record actually shows that he is a category unto himself, a MINO. Moderate in name only.
UPDATE: NY TIMES: "Voting 234 to 197, almost purely along party lines, the House approved $56 billion in tax cuts over five years, one day after it passed other tax cuts totaling $39 billion over five years. The biggest provision would extend President Bush's 2001 tax cut for stock dividends and capital gains for two years at a cost of $20 billion."


I thought I heard something about a war being on...
I really do try to parse my way through the rhetoric GOPers spew about the positive correlation between tax cuts and economic health...haven't gotten a satisfactory premise yet.

Jason, by the way, I missed you at the PD group the other night, to shy to go up to all of the gents with an "are you Jason?"!
Tax cuts at the Federal level in recent history have resulted in the Federal Treasury having increased revenues. This is not an anomoly, it's simple Econ 101. So, a tax cut is positive to the economic health of me and it is positive to the economic health of the Federal reserve. Positive correlation. Simple.
Don't try it, Rich. They are incapable of understanding it. It does not compute in their minds that anything this administration does can be helpful.
libs have little minds...and little manhood...
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