Originally Posted by the machine
Well if he looks at it as $60-70 million going into Dems wallets, I am sure he is already a rabid Fox viewer and devoted Republican, whereas if he looks at it as paying for the two wars Bush put on the credit card, and improvement and maintanance of this country's infrastructure, then he is probably a democrat.
What percent of the national budget do you suppose goes to "Bush wars" (when does it become Obama's war? He's had 4 years and the power to get out if he really wanted to), and infrastructure? Probably less than 10%. The big ticket items? Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security. But far too much gets spent pandering to left wing groups - not to mention the hit to the economy by pandering with prized regulations such as regulations intended to kill logging, fossil fuels, electric generation and other big, inherently dirty, but job producing industries. And as far as the taxes, suppose that windfall brings in $4M/yr in investment income. What do you think that Dem will think about having the capital gains tax raised from 15% to 40%? That will amount to nearly a $1M/yr hit. Oh, he will become a Republican real fast.