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Democrats Should Immediately Ignore My Previous Column!

Why the Democrats Should Cut Taxes“–Robert B. Reich, American Prospect, January 1-15, 2001.

“[T]he public doesn’t trust government to spend a lot of extra money quickly and to do so wisely. … If posed as a choice between cutting taxes or spending a lot more public revenue, Republicans win hands down. … [H]ere’s what Democrats should be saying loudly and clearly: … We want a tax cut that primarily benefits poor and working families.”

No Tax Cut. Period.“–Robert B. Reich, American Prospect, May 21, 2001.

“Democrats should draw a bright line: No tax cut. Period. The surplus should be used instead for the three things regular working families need most: affordable health care (including prescription drugs), child care, and better schools.”