Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Budgetary surrealism

Robert Greenstein, Executive Director of the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, on the PBS NewsHour last night:

“There’s something surreal about our having just extended a tax cut that provides an average tax cut of $125,000 a year to each person who makes over a million a year. Somehow we could afford massive tax cuts for the wealthiest people in the country, but we have to slash K–12 education, air-traffic control, clean air and water, cancer research?”
PBS NewsHour (January 24, 2011)

comments: 2

Daughter Number Three said...

There are no words for how sick this makes me feel.

millie fink said...

I can feel that Trickle Down trickling all over me.

It's so warm--about 98.6, I'd say.