news from the class warfare front
Not content with passing a massive tax cut skewed toward the rich, the Bush Administration is considering shifting more of the income tax burden toward lower incomes (who, let's not forget, pay relatively more in payroll taxes):
As the Bush administration draws up plans to simplify the tax system, it is also refining arguments for why it may be necessary to shift more of the tax load onto lower-income workers.
(via Les Dabney)
Nathan Newman offers the comforting prospect that, having already implented the middle-class portions of the tax cut, deferred the ones for the wealthy, and hid the cut's costs by adding a sunset clause, progressive politicians can force the GOP to defend each one of them (such as the estate tax) by pressing for their repeal before they even take effect.
Never forget: Attacking tax policies that favor the rich isn't class warfare. Implementing them is.
Update: Not surprisingly, Kos is all over this.