Against the backdrop of continued deadly attacks on our troops in Iraq, a favorite talking point of Democrats is that tax cuts for the rich could have been used to buy flak jackets for our troops. Not that any Democrat is proposing a boost in military spending, but the specious association of tax cuts with American casualties is the best Democrats can come up with.
No bounty of flak jackets will make the American economy roar, but tax cuts are once again proving quite effective in that regard; and a thriving American economy provides an abundance of revenue for Congress to dispose. That being so, is there any reason to expect that the opponents of tax cuts would, if they had it in their power, allocate more dollars than the Bush Administration to improvements in military equipment?
In this, the disingenuousness of Democrats is too transparent to even be termed hypocricy. In it's unseriousness, the Democrats' petty gainsaying is no more than childish contrarianism, thoroughly unsuited to those who wish to wield power in the greatest nation on earth.