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Friday, February 06, 2009

Poll Session(s)

Republican Senator Jeff Sessions appeared today on CNBC to discuss the stimulus bill. When asked why, after Republicans claimed that the way to stimulate a growing economy is tax cuts, are Republicans now saying that tax cuts are the way to stimulate this shrinking economy. His answer? Polls show that the American people believe tax cuts are the fastest way to inject money into the economy.

I have two problems with this. First, a very few people in America qualify as economists, so I don't think this is the greatest way of determining economic policy. Second, this is the same party that has spent decades ragging on Democrats for supposedly trying to govern by opinion polls (remember the Clinton years?).

Gotta love hypocrisy, huh?