David Harsanyi on Democrats, the Real Tax Policy Ideologues

Last year, Sen. Charles E. Schumer of New York, the Senate's third-ranking Democrat, head of the Senate Finance Committee, accused Republicans of playing "slash-and-burn" politics, of "purposefully" undermining economic recovery while holding the American people hostage. This week, notes David Harsanyi, Sen. Charles E. Schumer of New York—yes, the Senate's third-ranking Democrat and the head of the Senate Finance Committee—held a news conference to pre-emptively oppose any bipartisan deficit reduction deal that would raise revenue by closing deductions, the kind of deal that was floated by the president's own Simpson-Bowles commission.

He wants to raise taxes, period.

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