April 26, 2005
GEORGE W. BUSH — CLOSET DEMOCRAT? The rich are paying a greater share of taxes, and the poor a lesser share, than in 1979.
UPDATE: Brendan Nyhan leaps to Bush’s defense by arguing that taxes haven’t really gotten more progressive, and that the rich really are getting richer. Whew! That’s a relief.
On the other hand, judging by this photo, maybe “closet Democrat” wasn’t quite the right closet.
Not that there’s anything wrong with that!
ANOTHER UPDATE: This Matt Welch slamming of the Bush photo-op seems about right to me.