Walsh gives his contenders more ammunition
12/08/2005 06:32:00 PM | Author: baloghblog
I wrote several weeks ago -
Whoever wins the primary and faces off against Walsh I will be on the (very busy) corner of my street with a sign reading:

Walsh cuts food stamps, student loans and healthcare for the poor to support tax cuts for the rich!
That was when the original vote to cut social problems passed, on votes from Jim Walsh and Sherwood Bolhert.

Today, Jim Walsh fulfilled the second portion of that statement, when he voted for Bush's tax cuts to be extended for 5 more years.

The AP reports:
The House voted Thursday to preserve tax cuts for investors through the rest of the decade, safeguarding the centerpiece of the Republican tax agenda in a $56 billion package of tax breaks.
(emphasis mine)

50% of the tax cuts that the Republican house members fought for today, in capital gains, go to the top 1% of earners in this country, those making over $1.3 million dollars a year. (WaPo)

So Walsh has voted for cuts in student loans, medicaid, and food stamps, and then voted for tax cuts, a majority of which go to the richest 1% of Americans.

Another load of ammunition for Walsh's opponents. Will they capitalize on this?

And where is the story in the Post-Standard? How can they let this one pass by without comment?
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