Saturday, July 12, 2003

Republicans to children of poor familes: Drop Dead!

From Janet Hook of the LA Times via our own Inky:

A bill to expand a tax break for lower-income families with children, which just a few weeks ago seemed to have momentum, has stalled in Congress.

The bill "has been pushed off to the sideline," Sen. Rick Santorum (R., Pa.) said. "Getting that passed in the next two weeks is highly unlikely."

Bait (Bush says he wants the bill, and switch (does nothing). Gets credit for being compassionate anyhow. Republican tactics 101.