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Tax Pledge Disavowals Reflect Humpty Dumpty Politics

arpiem Wrote: Nov 28, 2012 9:51 AM
Increased taxes, as most of us sand people know, does not equate to increased revenues, and usually has the opposite effect.

When I use a word, Humpty Dumpty said in a rather scornful tone, it means just what I choose it to mean – neither more nor less. --Lewis Carroll, “Through the Looking Glass”

Despite the ponderous complexities of modern statutes and regulations (the text of the legislation that became “ObamaCare” was some 2400 pages long), some things actually are quite simple and straightforward. Take the Second Amendment to our Constitution. Despite decades-long efforts by gun-control advocates to twist its meaning into a vehicle with which to limit gun rights, the Amendment’s crystal clear operative language – “the right of the...