Schieffer's hack questions seemed inconsequential compared to Rubio's clear replies.
DC was abuzz this morning over Grover Norquist's apparent dabble in nuance over the "Bush tax cuts" being allowed to expire:
"Not continuing a tax cut is not technically a tax increase," Norquist told the Washington Post editorial board. "We wouldn't hold it" as violating the pledge, he said.Sounds a bit squishy, but I think it's a good idea to propose letting the Bush-Obama extended cuts expire because doing so would revert everyone back to the Clinton tax increase levels, which would mean a tax hike on just about everyone who works. That would force Obama to come out now and nix the plan because he's vowed not to raise taxes on anyone making under 250K.
That probably wasn't Norquist's goal though, as according to the above link he tried to clarify the position to someone on MSNBC (imagine that). To add to the frivolity, Harry Reid is now chastising the GOP House for taking the weekend off when they've got "days, not weeks" to get something done. Hmm, I thought the House had already passed a budget and debt bill.