Now for some reason we are having the same tired old discussion. No doubt I would like my taxes cut as much as the next guy, but the fact is that the CBO-- and almost all serious economists-- states it would have little effect on GDP. If McCain and Lindsay Graham are not going to try to understand economics then the Democrats should jettison their attempts for a bipartisan compromise and pass the correct bill on straight party lines. The Republicans have already marginalized themselves with failed policies.
On a related note, Charles Krauthammer lets us know how he really feels with the silliest vitriolic column I've read in quite a while. While there is valid criticism of the current stimulus bill, Krauthammer seems to have had this thing written months ago and decided to file it this week. If this type of delusion is emblematic of the way the next 4 years is going to play out, at least we can enjoy the comedy show.
These same Republicans had almost nothing to say about the massive expenditures in Iraq which was full of waste for an ill-advised war, and BTW, had no multiplier for the US GDP.