Mike Pence endorses the only half-good idea to come out of Washington in a long time:
Indiana Republican Rep. Mike Pence is advocating a plan to create a tax holiday that would free the nation from income taxes for two months.
The plan, proposed by Texas Republican Rep. Louie Gohmert, would use about half of the $700 billion bailout money to give taxpayers a big break in the first two months of 2009 in hopes of denting the economic crisis . . .
I say half good, because using all $700 billion would have given us a four-month tax holiday. And considering the trillions now being thrown around, why not a whole year off? I mean, if the main problem facing the economy is consumer confidence, why not put the money (or, rather, leave it) directly where it will do the most good instead going through all this silly, um, trickle-down stuff? What's your argument against the idea? That it would -- har, har -- increase the deficit?