> Ok, I ask you again jackass, why was it "ok" to have this deduction before Bush??
It may never have been "ok" to have this deduction simply because it adds to the complexity of our taxes. But the rational was that when this deduction was created when no one thought that family vehicles that could ever weight more than 3 tons. the only vehicles that weighed that much then was commercial vehicles and delivery trucks.
In the past couple of years it became evident that some people wanted vehicles that got 7 MPG and cost $60K, so the auto companies were happy to oblige them.
The deduction should have been changed to increase the weight to 5 tons, but it did not happen for some reason..