Should Dayton unionize daycare?
Obama jobs bill plan: Tax the rich
Both deserve comment, but given my time constraints this morning, we'll concentrate on the latter one. Three quick thoughts:
- First, the general notion that Obama wants to tax the rich hardly merits as news any more.
- The specific proposal in question is this: "The White House said Congress should pay for the jobs plan by imposing new limits on itemized deductions for individuals who earn more than $200,000 a year and families earning more than $250,000." The sound you hear is the non-profit sector groaning. Life in a liberal arts college's development office would get a whole lot tougher if this passes. The non-profit sector tends to be supportive of Democrats, but often relies on the largesse of evil money-making Republicans for its survival. Everyone from my alma mater through Susan G. Komen gets thrown under the (campaign) bus.
- Of course, there's no way in hell this will pass. And it's further evidence that Obama and his policy shop remain fresh out of ideas.