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Wednesday, Mar 26, 2003

bread lines

"IS HALF A LOAF worse than none? That's the question posed by the surprise Senate vote yesterday in favor of a measure that would cap President Bush's proposed $726 billion tax cut at $350 billion, and the answer, apparently, is no. While this country is fighting a war of unknown duration, while overall tax revenue is down thanks to recession, while hundreds of thousands of people risk losing their health insurance because of state fiscal crises and proposed Medicaid cuts, it is irresponsible of Congress even to consider passing a tax cut worth $350 billion -- let alone $726 billion -- over 10 years, thereby creating a vast budget deficit for the next decade and possibly beyond."