We’d rather continue to substantially cut taxes, especially those at the upper end, while sacrificing our society’s future economic competitiveness and health through reduced infrastructure spending, reduced education spending, and reduced health care spending among others. On that latter topic, Ezra poses the challenge:
“A decent society doesn’t spen[d] $70 billion on an upper-class tax cut and then cut costs around around the edges by eliminating public health programs that save the lives of the working poor and ease the lives of the chronically ill.”
Count me as one who is worried about the stimulus bill to be presented to President Obama for his signature. While I hold out hope, whatever it ends up being will say a lot about us.