07 September 2005

- Tax-Cut Non Sequitur -

From Roll Call, excerpt posted on Sam Rosenfeld, via Prof. B.:

Last week, House Minority Whip Roy Blunt (R-Mo.) suggested that Congress may well need to pass an economic stimulus package, complete with tax cuts, in order to ensure that Katrina’s effects on gas prices and other commodities do not drag down the entire U.S. economy. That sentiment was echoed by Frist. Republicans have also floated a revamped energy bill that could more immediately deal with rising gas prices, to supplement the measure Congress passed at the end of July.

And here I just thought I was making it up. Of course, we'll soon find out that the best way to pay for this stimulus package of tax cuts is more tax cuts...