NPR’s Totenberg Urges Imposition of a “Katrina Tax,” Says “I Want More Taxes”
Fuller quotation of Totenberg follows.
Totenberg advocated a tax hike on Inside Washington, a show taped at ABC’s Washington, DC affiliate, WJLA-TV, channel 7 (actually in Arlington, Virginia), where it airs after This Week on Sunday mornings. It first runs Friday nights on the PBS station, WETA-TV, channel 26, and then on Saturday nights at 7pm on NewsChannel 8, the local all-news cable channel owned by the ABC affiliate.
Full recitation of the exchange quoted above, as Totenberg offered her reaction to Bush's Thursday night national address:
Nina Totenberg: "I thought it was weird lighting. It all looked a little strange to me. I was very happy to see him take responsibility and to not pretend that the buck stops someplace else. But it would have been a great opportunity to say, 'look, I'm for tax cuts, but we need a Katrina tax, we need to really pay, to do this and to pay for it.’"
Gordon Peterson: "You want more taxes."
Totenberg, as she chuckled: "I want more taxes, yes."