We can add Mr. Kristof to the list of liberal thieves who believe that it's the government's money first and foremost, and that they should get to decide where it goes.
"At a time of such stunning inequality, should Congress put priority on spending $700 billion on extending the Bush tax cuts to those with incomes above $250,000 a year? Or should it extend unemployment benefits for Americans who otherwise will lose them beginning next month?"
Notice the bold print. Mr. Kristof honestly believes that it is Congress' money. This perception is mind boggling to me. The choice is not should Congress spend the money on tax cuts or unemployment benefits. The choice is should Congress forcibly take money from some people and give it to others, or let people keep their own money. Those are the options. I wish Mr. Kristof could at least be honest about the question instead of making it sound like a simple spending issue. I hope that he is just being disingenuous when talking about the issue but perhaps he is truly that ignorant and doesn't see the stupidity of what he is saying.
Mr. Kristof is entitled to his opinion but his attempt to hide the real question with his "spending" disguise is pathetic. Man up Mr. Kristof and at least tell your reading public that you like to steal from some and give to others, as long as they are "rich" enough to afford it of course.