Tea Party leader and Republican Representative Michele Bachmann told radio host Sean Hannity yesterday that Republicans may "scuttle" the tax deal if the Bush tax cuts extension is tied to unemployment aid. Linking the tax cuts to “massive spending” is something that would be very difficult for Republicans to swallow, she said. Apparently massive spending on tax cuts, especially for the rich, to the tune of $900 billion for two years, is OK, but spending $56 billion to extend unemployment insurance to the long term unemployed for another year would be wasteful.
What kind of moral cesspool do these Republicans live in? Evidently they think that it’s unfair to make the rich pay higher taxes to compensate for the unemployment and suffering they have caused.