I know, big surprise!
It took a few weeks and Dennis Spivack
making some noise, but the News Journal finally picked up the tariff suspensions pushed by Castle and Carper that steal hundreds of millions of dollars from the US treasury. "Why did he choose to use his influence in Congress to do this?" asked Castle's Democratic challenger, Dennis Spivack, in a news release aimed at turning tariff waivers into a campaign talking point. "Is this in the interest of all Delawareans, or of a very select few? Is this really why voters sent Mike Castle to Washington?"Of course Jennifer Brooks
spends one line with the real story and 10 inches covering Castle ass with kisses. She provides "balance" to this one Spivack quote by cramming in a dozen quotes like this to defend the practice. Castle's campaign manager, Jim Catella, responded..
Without tariff waivers, he said, American manufacturers would be charged hundreds of millions of dollars more a year for components they import. Rather than tempt companies to move their manufacturing operations overseas, closer to the cheap materials, Congress makes it cheaper to import those components.What a bunch of transparent BS.
These tax cuts provide a benefit to such a narrow constituency that they amount to a flat out payoff. You can put lipstick on that pig - but it is still a pig. As Spivack's press release stated: "This makes me wonder who Republicans expect to pay for the war they got us into. Certainly not the wealthy. Apparently, not chemical companies needing special tax breaks, either."
Side note: Ting said squat. What a hero he turned out to be.