Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Frank Wolf "paying down the debt?"

There's not much on Frank Wolf's website now, but go back to 2002, and you find this gem:
Last year, Congressman Wolf joined President Bush in his efforts to reduce income taxes and eliminate the marriage penalty and death tax, while paying down the national debt.

That's right, Congressman Wolf was bragging about supporting the Bush tax cuts for the richest 1% of Americans, while simultaneously "paying down the national debt." So, 5 years later, how is the national debt doing?

Yes, it's as bad as it looks: the U.S. national debt has increased by more than $4 TRILLION during the Bush years (after all of Bill Clinton's hard work to get us into a budget surplus), thanks to those very tax cuts that Frank Wolf touted back in 2002. No wonder why he removed that language from his website. Maybe he could replace it with a copy of this debt graph? Whatever he does, just don't let him get away with calling himself a "fiscal conservative," because that's the last thing Frank Wolf has been over the past 7 years.

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