Quote of the Day
“We’re going to take things away from you on behalf of the common good.” – Hillary Rodham Clinton, on the need to repeal the Bush tax cuts. It’s unclear who the “we” is, since she’s in the U.S. Senate, which will almost certainly be controlled by Republicans next year regardless of who sits in the White House.
- Andrew Sullivan: “They know far better than you do how you should spend your money. Because they are morally better people than you are.”
Dodd Harris: “Because, you know, running on a promise to raise taxes worked so well for Mondale. And Dukakis.”
Betsy Newmark: “They know what the common good is and we should all pay up so they can use our money to do what they think is for the benefit of everyone.”
Steve Bainbridge: “Could there be a clearer statement of the Democrat’s basic philosophy?”