November 15, 2001 04:14 PM | Permalink |
This is a moment when Americans are coming together in a spirit of cooperation and community unseen since World War II. There is an air of patriotism and national purpose.
Yet, lobbyists for our largest corporations – GE, GM, IBM and others – are taking advantage of this moment to obtain from their friends in Congress a wish list of tax breaks and special favors they could never hope to win through open political debate in peacetime.
Consider these proposals to “stimulate” the economy, which have already passed the House and are awaiting Senate action.