As if you had any doubts, McClatchy headlines a piece on Republican plans for the economy: “GOP: No more help for jobless, but rich must keep tax cuts.“
Republicans almost unanimously oppose spending $33.9 billion for extended unemployment benefits for some 2.5 million people who’ve lost them, because they say it would increase federal budget deficits.
At the same time, they’re pushing a permanent extension of Bush administration tax cuts, especially for the wealthy, which could increase federal budget deficits by trillions of dollars over the next 10 years.
We now return you to your regularly scheduled budget deficit.
HT to Steve Benen.