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The Republicans, The Democrats And Grover

cchuba Wrote: Nov 29, 2012 7:55 AM
Following the Norquist promise is a borderline cult. In the Reagan years you could actually argue about tax rates as Reagan raised them at least a few times after this one large tax decrease. Why shouldn't the Republicans follow the Reagan model where you adjust tax rates based on current circumstances, rather than take a religious view that tax rates should never be raised under any circumstances. The Republicans should trade tax rates on the upper income people for real corporate tax reform.
lukemcire Wrote: Dec 04, 2012 5:40 AM
True that! You are so right.
Corbett_ Wrote: Nov 29, 2012 11:24 AM
cchuba --

Even Reagan admitted he made a mistake by signing off on a tax increase. Should we repeat that mistake? Furthermore, the economy was booming when Reagan made his mistake. We cannot afford to make the same mistake in the current economy.

Our problem isn't that the American people are under-taxed. The problem is that government over-spends. Increasing the burden on the productive will not fix the problem.

The Obama Timeline author Wrote: Nov 29, 2012 11:02 AM
Who is naive enough to believe that the Democrats will support "real corporate tax reform?" Or any kind of reform, for that matter?

Washington -- What is a Republican elected official? A Republican elected official is one who says, "I won't raise my constituents' taxes." Asked to elaborate, the Republican elected official explains, "I will keep taxes down to allow the economy to grow and to throw off ever more tax revenue." The Republican believes that the way to pay for government is to let the economy roar ... and to keep spending reasonable.

What is a Democratic elected official? Back in the early 1960s a Democratic elected official, at least when it came to growing the economy, was not much different...