Ft. Lauderdale, Fl USA
The fact that it is the biggest tax cut is negated by the fact that it is attached to the biggest spending bill in history.
Yes, we had similar conversations when Bush's tax cuts came out, resulting in a $500.00 per year savings. The same Democrats who poo-poo'd that one praise this one, with about the same amount of money in question. There was a clip on tv today of Michelle Obama a year or so ago speaking about how Bush's tax rebates were so insignificant that they really didn't help anything. Think she feels that way about her husband's? Not likely.
One person om tv today (didn't catch his name) made one statement that said a lot to me. He said "Remember Y2K." Y2K was supposed to create major disasters if not dealt with - airplanes falling from the skies and all kinds of major mayhem. Did it happen? Nope...and not because we stopped it. It was never a major issue at all.
Democrats are the "crisis" party. They constantly scream crisis. Housing crisis, educational crisis, environmental crisis, health crisis....you name a crisis and they have used it. Gore was the crisis king. Obama has since replaced him with his prediction that the country will never survive if his plans are not enacted immediately. So we are turning over the running of the business of our country to people who have never run a business, like Pelosi, Reid and Obama. Democrats want to be known as crisis solvers, even if they have to create the crisis to solve.
So what is Obama doing now? He's giving speeches in towns with high unemployment, towns with depressed housing markets, the Caterpillar factory - the man is still on the campaign trail doing the only thing he knows how to do - give speeches. Why isn't he back in Washington, dealing with this plan that is so crucial to the country? Simple, he gave it to Pelosi to create, and then to the congress to get pushed through. He's basically an outsider to the whole thing. He just makes speeches.