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.