Despite repeated demonstrations that the previous President cut tax rates for all income levels--and that the poor and middle class benefited--doctrinaire lefties like copithorne insist that George Bush cut taxes of the wealthy. As reader OBloodyHell notes, that's true tautologically because the wealthy pay most of the taxes. But copithorne still fails to grasp that the cuts were hugely progressive--thereafter, the share of Federal taxes paid by upper income groups was greater than under President Clinton and highest in two decades:
source: NOfP chart; April 2009 CBO data (.xls file)
Still, copithorne translates this as "Bush passed tax cuts on the wealthy." No wonder progressives seem incapable of understanding that economic growth is the best anti-poverty program.