Argument: Republicans oppose taxes for wealthy to pander to rich donors
Robert Creamer. "Why Congress Must End Bush Tax Breaks for the Rich." Huffington Post. July 28th, 2010: "The Republican position amounts to nothing more than baseless pandering to the greed of their many wealthy donors."
Paul Krugman. "Now that's rich." New York Times. August 22, 2010: "No, this has nothing to do with sound economic policy. Instead, as I said, it’s about a dysfunctional and corrupt political culture, in which Congress won’t take action to revive the economy, pleads poverty when it comes to protecting the jobs of schoolteachers and firefighters, but declares cost no object when it comes to sparing the already wealthy even the slightest financial inconvenience."