Oklahoma Congressman Tom Cole deserves a pat on the back.. He showed guts and common sense.
Cole noted democrats and republicans agree there should be no tax increase for 98% of Americans.
So congress should vote now to continue the Bush tax cuts for 98% of the population ...and worry about the wealthiest 2% next year... when congress is changing entitlements and reforming the tax system.
By the way... keeping the Bush cuts now means the rich would also keep their tax cuts on the first $250000 they earn.
Time Magazine said it best... workers without jobs and corporations without profits don't pay much in taxes...
Increasing unemployment rates mean people spend less, companies earn less and gov't spends more helping the unemployed.
Oklahoma and America are well served by Tom Cole and Senator Tom Coburn. These two Oklahomans have shown courage by speaking the truth.Drop them a line or give them a call and let them know you appreciate their honesty. Unlike many of their congressional colleagues who have done little more than point out the problem, Cole and Coburn have solutions that work.
For Common Sense, I'm Vince Orza.