Crossposted at daily kos
Now that Sen. Schumer has called for a Public Option in health care reform or something like it, we have to make sure we get a Robust Public Option, and not just something like it.
While you are calling and writing your congressional representatives, here is something to remind them of.
Senate Narrowly Passes $350 Billion Tax Cut
Friday, May 16, 2003
WASHINGTON – The Senate, in an attempt to revive a laggard economy, narrowly passed President Bush’s $350 billion package of tax cuts Thursday, which includes suspending all taxes on stock dividends for the next three years.
Passed on a 51-49 mostly party-line vote, the Republican bill is less than half the size Bush originally sought — but one that advances previously scheduled reductions in income-tax rates, provides $20 billion in new aid to state and local governments and raises taxes for a few.
Somehow our Congress found the votes for this. Somehow they found the money for it too. Consider this your Democratic Talking Point for the day.