Thursday, December 08, 2005

The House Passes Tax Cuts

It appears as though the congressmen are starting to get it:
The House passed three separate tax cuts yesterday and plans to approve a fourth today, trimming the federal revenue by $94.5 billion over five years -- nearly double the budget savings that Republicans dmuscled through the House last month.

GOP leaders portray the tax bills -- for the hurricane-ravaged Gulf Coast, affluent investors, U.S. troops serving in Iraq and taxpayers who otherwise would be hit by the alternative minimum tax -- as vital to keeping the economy rolling.

"Our economic policies have done the trick," said Rep. Deborah Pryce (R-Ohio). "We are in the middle of one of the strongest economies this country has ever seen."

These tax cuts are a step in the right direction. Also, with with the prospect of a fourth tax cut coming to supplement the three passed yesterday, conservatives have reason to be optimistic.

Now that they are back on track with the tax cuts, the GOP in congress must also make strides in confirming conservative judges and keeping America in a position to win the war in Iraq.