OK, here we go again. I realize that merry go-rounds are popular in the summertime. But this merry go-round goes round and round until we all develop vertigo.
Plus it’s now as about as compelling as discussing the lifecycle of the rhododendron. However, your faithful reporter of everything political would be remiss to turn a blind eye to it.
Everybody’s favorite president, the affable and affectionate Barack Obama, gave another not-so-subtle nudge today to Congress to extend the Bush-era tax cuts only for people making less than $250,000 a year — an idea that top Republicans immediately shot down because they want to extend the Bush tax cuts to everybody, including to all those who stash away more millions than I have socks in offshore accounts.
You don’t have to be Sherlock Holmes to deduce that the Republicans and Democrats are more split on this issue than a cantaloupe left out too long in the sun.
Compared to Obama’s Bush tax cuts chances on Capitol Hill, Custer was even money. The GOP will cut this down like a wheat thresher. Tax cuts for everyone are like sin. Too popular to be abolished.
Also today, the Obama for America’s “Truth Team” (please note that 99.8736 percent of all Republicans dispute that name) rolled out further attacks on Mitt Romney’s financial accounts in the Cayman Islands, Bermuda and Switzerland.
Some cynics, yours truly excluded, have referred to Romney’s offshore accounts as Gilligan’s Tax Dodge Island.
Cheap shots, like rayon, have a tendency to fray so I avoid them like adult beverages.