Howard Dean wants to repeal every tax cut enacted in the past three years, making him the ultimate bane of America\’s taxpayer movement. But even London\’s The Economist magazine shares the sentiment.
WASHINGTON – He wants to repeal every tax relief measure enacted during the Bush presidency. He\’s been endorsed by the ugliest of public sector unions, and Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Texas), a member of Congress,
And even socialist Europe think he\’s skewed too far to the left.
In a recent article entitled "Howard the Duck," The Economist magazine of London says: "Egged on by his mad-as-hell supporters, [Dean] has lurched to the left, denouncing the North American Free-Trade Agreement and promising to repeal all Mr. Bush\’s tax cuts, not just those for the rich…Dr. Dean has appeared on the nation\’s television sets with all the moderation of a howling dervish."
"Just when you think Howard Dean couldn\’t skew any further to the left, he takes a position making him look like Leon Trotsky," said taxpayer advocate Grover Norquist, who heads Americans for Tax Reform (ATR) in Washington, DC. "He wants to raise taxes, bloat the federal bureaucracy, raise tariffs, and re-regulate the economy to 1940s levels. He is the new paleo-Radical of the Democratic party," he continued.
Howard Dean laid out his vision for \’re-regulating\’ US business. The former physician and governor of Vermont puts the blame for the public\’s loss of trust in business and the government on the shoulders of President George W Bush and pledged to restore that faith through a \’new social contract\’. Details for the new "contract" are few, but Dean has spoken of re-regulating the energy and telecommunications sectors, and talked of broader rules governing corporations because he claims that corporations have become too powerful under deregulation.
"America has already had her debate on regulating the economy, and the Marxists lost," continued Norquist. "Re-regulating the economy, opposing trade, siding with government unions, raising taxes – these are all issues of the past. If Dean doesn\’t let up on his liberal ideals, he\’ll be shunned even worse than Walter Mondale"