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First Specter, now Grassley

Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, said comprehensive tax reform would be “difficult” to do. “I’m not one to spend a lot of time tilting at windmills,” he said.

First Specter betrays the support given him by the President in the primary and general elections, his party and the will of the voters with his comments that he would block judges who would reverse Roe v. Wad. That was to be expected from a RINO like Specter. To be frank, despite all the uproar, the statement didn’t actually conflict with a major plank of the President’s reelection since Bush never campaigned on reversing Roe v. Wade emphasizing more incremental and politically realistic limits on partial birth abortion and taxpayer funding.

Now Charles Grassley, the Chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, is opposing the President on tax reform. The difference – tax reform was actually something that Bush made central to his campaign. And he didn’t campaign on more incremental changes like the first term, but on a comprehensive review aimed at a complete overhaul to make the system fairer and simpler. Grassley should retract his statements and get on board or he should be removed as Chairman of the Senate Finance Committee and sent to spend Thanksgiving with Jim Jeffords.

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