Some papers are comparing the Republican's stand against the stimulus to their stand against Bill Clinton's 1993 deficit-reduction bill. The Democrats were subsequently slaughtered in the 1994 midterms. Weigel says nah:
The Clinton budget raised taxes; the Obama stimulus doesn’t. I think this is the most important distinction. The Clinton budget reconciliation increased income taxes, raised the corporate tax rate to 35 percent, and raised the gas tax by 4.3 cents per gallon. Basically, every American paid more taxes after the budget was passed. The Obama stimulus package doesn’t raise anyone’s taxes. It includes $275 billion of tax cuts. Are they poorly designed? Arguably. But they’re tax cuts! I literally cannot remember a time when the entire Republican conference in either house voted against tax cuts.
But they're Democratic tax cuts.
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