by Tom Borelli
When it comes to cutting spending the Republican establishment is as bad as the Democrats.
The tax extender bill – a series of billion dollar tax breaks for big business that is moving through Congress – exposes the hypocrisy of House leadership. The bill gives tax breaks for Hollywood studios, NASCAR race tracks and a host of special interests among other giveaways.
An editorial in USA Today sheds light on the Republican double speak:
Fiscal hard-liners in Congress have insisted on offsetting the cost of virtually every proposal that would increase the deficit — a temporary extension of benefits for the long-term unemployed, for example, or an increase in Medicare payments to doctors.
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