Why are only GOP bills 'symbolic'?

August 03, 2012

I find it amusing that The Sun claims the bill passed by the GOP-led House extending the Bush-era tax cuts are merely "symbolic" — presumably because the writers at The Sun know the bill will never pass the Democratically held Senate ("GOP pushes symbolic tax bill through House, Aug. 2).

Yet when the Senate passed its version of the bill, which extends the Bush tax cuts except on those making over $200,000 a year, it wasn't considered symbolic, even though there was just as much certainty that the Senate bill would be voted down in the House.

Anyone who isn't convinced The Sun is unbiased might conclude that the paper wants to paint the Republicans in the House as wasting taxpayers' time by passing bills with no chance of getting approved by the Senate, while Democrats in the Senate are hard at work passing bills that have every chance of passing.

They're both wasting our time. Maybe The Sun could stop campaigning and simply start reporting the news.

Fred Pasek, Frederick

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