Like watching a spider spin a web out of nothing, I was mesmerized to read your latest Wall Street Journal column in which you tried to pretend that it is the President, not Republicans in Congress, who are bungling the debt negotiations and will suffer the political fallout.
Still, those of us who inhabit the political real world and remember the nightmare that was the prior eight year Administration over which you presided, have a few questions. Please answer them.
1. Did policies initiated by President George W. Bush deplete the budget surplus and create the current deficit and, if so, how can you justify pretending to be a deficit hawk now?
2. Thanks to your gargantuan tax cuts, the richest of the rich are doing better than ever while everyone else is struggling. If they aren’t already creating jobs under existing historic tax breaks, what makes you think they’ll start creating jobs if you give them more tax cuts?
3. Since the vast majority of Americans — and most Republican voters — support raising taxes on the rich, what on earth makes you think Obama has a “weak hand” when it comes to this issue?
Really, I’d like to know.
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