Yesterday, Nancy Boyda-Pelosi sent out an e-mail missive in an attempt to raise money the week before Christmas. Guess she figures, people are writing out checks to charity, so why not her.
But I digress. In the e-mail she touts that she voted to give relief to 63,000 Kansans from the Alternative Minimum Tax. Good, right? I mean if that AMT fix doesn't pass before the end of the year, the refunds of those 63,000 Kansans would be delayed and they might have had to file their taxes TWICE.
Not so fast, or she pulled a fast one, or here comes the bait and switch. I received this e-mail from Nancy at 11:30am. At 3:19pm central time, Nancy voted against the AMT fix that is being sent to the President for his signature. Yes, just a few short hours after taking credit for fixing the AMT, she proves she is the Grinch who wanted to steal Christmas.
You see, Nancy Boyda-Pelosi only supported an AMT relief bill that raised taxes on other people by $53 billion.
Technical Inside the Beltway Explanation Warning: Democrats like Boyda-Pelosi say this tax relief has to be "paid for." That's cause the Democrats who wrote the budget rules said expiring tax relief (i.e. the previous AMT fix) is treated as NEW tax relief that should be paid for either by cutting spending or raising taxes. It is just blame DUMB to say preventing a tax increase is the same thing as a new tax cut, but how about cutting some of the $23 billion in earmarks to help pay for it?
Nancy Boyda-Pelosi is just like every other tax and spend liberal Democrat, the Grinches who wanted to steal your tax relief this Christmas. What's worse, she knew she was going to vote against the AMT, so she sent an e-mail out claiming credit for it before she voted against it. That's just plain dishonest.
Dedicated to the proposition that Nancy Boyda is a one termer.