When you can't rewrite the polls, rewrite history instead

Rick Santorum says Bill Clinton's 1993 tax increases sent the nation into an economic "slump."


Tim Grieve
October 3, 2006 4:59PM (UTC)

From the "Timing Is Everything" Department, a new campaign mailing from Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum says his victory in November -- a guy can dream, can't he? -- "will help protect you and your family from the radical left."

But the thing is, that's not even our favorite part of Santorum's mailing. As OxBlog's David Adesnik reports, Santorum goes on to warn that Democrats will raise taxes if they take control of Congress. "You probably remember well when Bill Clinton and the Democrats passed the largest single tax increase in our nation's history in 1993, $293 billion," Santorum writes. "That sent our nation into an economic slump."

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Ah yes, Adesnik writes, "I still have nightmares about the Great Depression of '93. The bread lines grew longer every day. I wore out the soles of my shoes walking up and down the length of Manhattan looking for an honest day's work."


Tim Grieve

Tim Grieve is a senior writer and the author of Salon's War Room blog.

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