From Wash. Post: I am surprised no-one has posted about this, I think it has the potential to be a big issue coming into the Election... If the Tax Plan is pushed through before November, both Bush and the Republicans will have something to crow about, and a bulwark against the Democrats who feel that Bush has not accomplished much on Domestic issues. Although this does not erase the reality of Bush's accomplishments during the past years (or non-accomplishments), I feel that with the short attention span of the voters, it will not matter, nor will it matter if the Federal Deficit will increase as a result of the tax cuts... This puts the Democrats in a real bind, as the nature of the tax-cuts are geared towards the middle-class, and are liked by both parties. Democrats (and some Republicans) are concerned about the ability for the US to afford the tax-cuts, and if they were to hold up the passage of the bill, this could be powerful rhetorical ammunition against the Democrats come Election time... On the other hand, if a more modest tax proposal gains passage (more likely), the Adminstration will still be able to take credit for it's passage coming up to the Election... It is hard to argue that these are not good tax-cuts, so I do not oppose them, but the timing seems so very Politically motivated that it really bugs me, as does the Administrations larger proposal which once again completely ignores any concept of Fiscal responsibility...and the Republicans were supposed to be for that... anyway...comments?