Thursday, May 29, 2003

Eschaton Assignment Desk

If I were a good reporter I'd follow-up on the story of Jenny Theisen and see if she's actually going to get the increased child tax credit which presumably makes up the bulk of their claimed $1300 in tax cuts. From W.'s speech:

Jenny Theisen, from Omaha, Nebraska, is here with us today. Jenny's husband, David, is a staff sergeant based at Offutt Air Force Base, and right now on duty in the Pacific and the Indian Ocean. Jenny and David work hard to provide for their children, just like a lot of other Americans do, as well. And right now, Jenny says, she tries to save $200 a month for her girls' college savings account. But sometimes other bills have to be paid first, is what she says. Under this proposal, under the bill I sign, it's going to be a lot easier for the Theisen family to save for the future because they will keep an extra $1,300 a year of their own money.

He didn't lie, did he?