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The DeMint Alternative

By Matthew Yglesias

"The DeMint Alternative"

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When you see conservatives on TV saying it’s a strawman for Obama to accuse them of wanting to do nothing, keep in mind that they’re correct. Overwhelmingly, the congressional right backed Jim DeMint’s plan for $3.1 trillion worth of permanent tax cuts for corporations and wealthy people.

Similarly, when you see conservatives on TV complaining about the size of the stimulus package recall that overwhelmingly, the congressional right backed Jim DeMint’s plan for $3.1 trillion worth of permanent tax cuts for corporations and wealthy people.

This would be over triple as costly as the stimulus that will soon be signed, probably less effective at producing jobs, and much more devastating to the United States’ long-term budgetary situation. Even the GOP’s favorite anti-stimulus economists have nothing good to say about this plan.

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