In 1995, an amused Bill Clinton admitted that the largest post-WW2 tax rate he had imposed - keeping a campaign promise that he would not do so - had been "too much."
The unfair economic burden placed upon taxpayers resulted in little
benefits to them. Under eight years of Democratic rule, lower salaries
decreased by 1.3 percent yearly despite two minimum wage hikes, personal savings were depleted, credit card debts reached an all-time high, demands for emergency food and shelter increased nationally, ten millions more raised the level of the uninsured to 44 millions, the education system decayed further and needed Social Security and Medicare reforms were ignored.
Now that President Bush has proposed a tax relief program which will
return to the people a portion of the surplus money unjustly seized from them, Democrats have taken the astonishing position that the Bush plan will be bad for a population they themselves neglected. Obviously placing partisan politics above the financial interests of many, they are in fact refusing to allow Americans a share of the prosperity that over-taxation brought. Rather than cooperate, they have preferred to advance their own version of a tax reduction, a program too rigid and too late.
The Bush Tax Relief Plan is popular with nearly seventy percent of
Americans because it makes sense. An informal nationwide survey
conducted among Dulles NOW supporters revealed that women favor it as
well, regardless of their economic, professional, parental or marital
status. The women we spoke with were well aware of the immediate effect the cuts will have on their budget and had already decided how the Bush cash bonus will improve their standard of living, based on personal choices and individual family needs. Small women-owned businesses were delighted.
In that regard, women's rights groups connected to the Democratic party are once again on the wrong side of history. Their partisan flimflam attacks against the Bush plan appear to reflect the fear of losing generous government revenues. While we believe that government programs are necessary to answer the social needs of a nation, the lavish public sums bestowed upon the leaders of these groups are reminders that government must be responsible and efficient, two qualities notably lacking from the Clinton era.
President Bush's Plan has been calculated with care and received approval from the Federal Reserve. Analysts believe it will positively impact the weakening economy inherited from his predecessor and produce the same lengthy economic surge attached to the 1960 Kennedy tax cuts. A large majority of Americans were pleased with the recent House tax cut vote.
We urge serious Democrats in the Senate to heed these voices, do the
right thing, and vote in favor of the President's Plan, a tax program we