The Strawman Cometh
Jim Geraghty takes issue with the president’s Washington Post op-ed, specifically the part criticizing those who think “tax cuts alone will solve our problems.”
Show me the lawmaker who has argued “tax cuts along will solve all our problems.” Show me one lawmaker who is unwilling to accept any amount of new spending in the stimulus bill.
Sen. Jim DeMint (R-S.C.), brought a bill to the floor that would have killed all stimulus spending and replaced it with tax cuts. This bill was voted down 16 hours ago, but 36 Republicans voted for it. So the answer is: 36 Republican senators. If Republicans didn’t want to be labelled tax cuts zealots, perhaps they should have voted against this.