Brooks and Marcus Talk Bush Tax Cuts and WikiLeaks
New York Times columnist David Brooks and Washington Post columnist Ruth Marcus — who’s sitting in for Mark Shields this week — stopped by The Rundown Friday to discuss the debate over the expiring Bush tax cuts and what impact the WikiLeaks document dump might have on the war in Afghanistan.
Marcus wrote in a Wednesday Post column that the tax cuts enacted by President Bush should be allowed to expire — specifically the cuts for people making more than $250,000 a year.
They also debated the impact of the WikiLeaks document leak — Brooks says it’s good that newspapers played a role in filtering the WikiLeaks documents, but expressed regret that the documents revealed the names of Afghans who helped the U.S., putting them at risk.
Watch the whole conversation here: