Tuesday, October 05, 2004

BOB MCINTYRE, COUNTER MOVEMENT


The Hill, a wonkish newspaper with a Washington insiders beat, today profiles Bob McIntyre of the Center for Tax Justice:

“If you’re looking for people who hate me, dial at random,” he jokes. “Bill Archer and I weren’t exactly bosom buddies,” he recalls. A tax staffer told McIntyre that Archer would ask the joint tax staff, “If we do this, can CTJ estimate” where the money goes by income group? “If the answer was yes, he would say, ‘Well, damn, we can’t do it.’”

This is how the right chooses which tax policy to push...the one that McIntyre has no model to dissect.

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