NEW YORK POST: APART FROM THE INCOME TAX, GOVERNMENT HAS NO ECONOMIC INFLUENCE ON ORDINARY PEOPLE'S LIVES WHATSOEVER
Said Clinton: "Everyone . . . had to sacrifice except the wealthiest Americans."
The truth? The poorest half of all Americans pay almost no income tax. These folks didn't have to "sacrifice" before the tax cuts or after -- 9/11 notwithstanding.
--New York Post editorial
They chose to protect my tax cut at all costs while withholding promised funding to the Leave No Child Behind Act, leaving 2.1 million children behind.
They chose to protect my tax cut, while cutting 140,000 unemployed workers out of their job training programs, 100,000 working families out of their child care assistance, and worst of all, while cutting 300,000 poor children out of their after-school programs, when we know it keeps them off the streets, out of trouble, in school, learning, going to college and having a good life.
They chose -- they chose to protect my tax cuts while dramatically raising the out-of-pocket costs of health care to our veterans and while weakening or reversing very important environmental measures that Al Gore and I put into place, everything from clean air to the protection of our forests.
Now, in this time, everyone in America had to sacrifice except the wealthiest Americans.