Hey, what happened
to Talking Points?!?! What happened to the multiple daily updates? Did he go Hollywood after his big TV appearance on CNN?
Nope. Just on vacation. TPM returns Tuesday February 6th with posts galore. For the moment, be sure to see this article in the Washington Post on the upcoming tax policy debate. The first good one I've seen thus far - and hopefully a sign of things to come. Straight talk on tax policy means talking about the payroll tax - which is the main tax for the great majority of Americans. For the outlines of a possible progressive tax politics see this article from a couple years back.
Meanwhile a few boobs have convinced themselves that Bush's tax cut proposal is actually 'progressive' because its nominal cuts for low-income wage-earners are actually higher than the cuts for high-income earners. More soon on why they're such boobs.