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Democrats: Hey, Let's "Cut Spending" By Raising Taxes

Bufa Wrote: Mar 06, 2013 4:09 PM
WA is as far gone as CA now. I got out in the ninties. It was bad then. The place is a mess tdoay.

From the party that brought you "deficit reduction" legislation that would have increased the deficit by billions comes a very special lexical reimagination of the term "cutting spending."  Roll Call reports:
 

Senate Democrats on Tuesday argued that lawmakers could increase tax revenues by eliminating tax breaks that resemble spending programs, but Republicans are not buying into Democratic efforts to frame their case in those terms. At a Senate Budget Committee hearing, Democrats and Republicans agreed that the basic function of the tax code should be to raise revenue rather than reward interest groups and...