Now that we have General Clark--you know, the first in his class at West Point Clark-- in the race, it might be wise to stay abreast of some of his thinking. So I have established a new category called "Cockeyed Clark." And this is the first installment. I bet there will be more. Note what he said on Meet the Press on June 15, 2003:
"The Bush tax cuts werent fair. The people that need the money and deserve the money are the people who are paying less, not the people who are paying more. I thought this country was founded on a principle of progressive taxation. In other words, its not only that the more you make, the more you give, but proportionately more because when you dont have very much money, you need to spend it on the necessities of life."
A freshman asked me this morning if we could have a conversation sometime about what the differences are between the Republican and Democratic parties, since she wasnt really sure. This may be a good place to start: Now what was that principle that this country was founded upon? Yup, thats it, progressive taxation. Just in case anyone doubts that Clark is a Democrat.