The Wait Is Over
Remember a couple of weeks ago when the Republican House cut the budget for social programs but put off passing tax cuts because they worried the juxtaposition might be seen as unseemly? You may have wondered how long a waiting period is appropriate between cutting services for the needy and passing along tax breaks that allow the most well-off to hoard their riches. Well, it seems the magic number is two-and-a-half weeks. Over the past two days, the House has passed $94.5 billion of cuts over five years. For the record, that's more than twice as much as they saved cutting social programs.