"Why the Democrats Should Cut Taxes"--Robert B. Reich, American Prospect, January 1-15, 2001.
"[T]he public doesn't trust government to spend a lot of extra money quickly and to do so wisely. ... If posed as a choice between cutting taxes or spending a lot more public revenue, Republicans win hands down. ... [H]ere's what Democrats should be saying loudly and clearly: ... We want a tax cut that primarily benefits poor and working families."
"No Tax Cut. Period."--Robert B. Reich, American Prospect, May 21, 2001.
"Democrats should draw a bright line: No tax cut. Period. The surplus should be used instead for the three things regular working families need most: affordable health care (including prescription drugs), child care, and better schools."
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