Bush in Ohio Explaining the Dire Need for Tax Relief

In Mr. Voinovich’s home state yesterday, Bush said

“Some in Congress say the plan is too big. Well, it seems like to me they might have some explaining to do. If they agree that tax relief creates jobs, they why are they for a little-bitty tax relief package? If they believe tax relief is important for job creation, they ought to join us and join this administration and join many in Congress and have a robust package that creates enough work for the American people.”

But what if they don’t agree that these tax cuts create jobs? What if they believe that their stimulative effect is outweighed by the negative effect of expectations of future deficits? It almost seems like Bush is making Voinovich’s case for him. And, $350b is not really “little-bitty”, though it is fun to hear the President say that.


P.S. Interesting trivia from the same article: no Republican has ever been elected president without carrying Ohio.