Today, they write in an editorial entitled “Voting for an Odious Tax Deal”:
Liberal Democrats are in revolt at the tax deal that President Obama struck with Republicans on Monday, and it is not hard to understand why. By temporarily extending income tax breaks for the richest Americans, and cutting estate taxes for the ultrawealthy, the deal will redistribute billions of dollars from job creation to people who do not need the money.
And here is where they miss the point.
It’s not that any of us need this money, its that it’s *our* money. Not theirs, not the governments, it’s ours.
We earned it. It’s not yours or anyone else’s to say whether or not we need it.
And that, right there, is one of my fundamental disagreements with today’s Democrats.