What was the top headline in the Washington Post on the morning of September 11, 2001?
Poll Finds Public Wary on Tax Cut
Majority Hold Bush Responsible For Dwindling Budget Surplus
A majority of Americans say they are prepared to roll back President Bush’s $1.35 trillion tax cut to help deal with the shrinking federal budget surplus and say Bush more than congressional Democrats bears responsibility for a problem that has suddenly put him on the defensive, according to a new Washington Post-ABC News national survey.
Insightful. Republicans didn’t have a problem with “Trillion-with-a-T” back then, but the American people didn’t want gigantic, unpaid-for tax cuts geared toward the wealthiest Americans that would eat into what was, at the time, our largest federal budget surplus ever.
Makes you think.
Or maybe it doesn’t. Hmmmm. Probably doesn’t.