The American left and our "objective" journalists -- same thing, I know -- are not helping the nation balance its budget. As usual, these partisan hacks are obsessed with tearing the Republican coalition apart,...
In general, if a situation changes, a pledge may grow outdated. For instance, we pledged to defend Western Europe from the USSR. Since the USSR is defunct, that pledge is outdated and we should recognize that fact. But the no tax increase pledge is NOT outdated. If anything, it is more pertain today than it was 20 years ago. But the GOP is going to sell us out again -- like they always do. Is it any wonder they cannot get candidates elected to national office?
The conventional wisdom has emerged that in order to avoid the so-called "fiscal cliff," politicians in Washington must agree to some method of tax increases ("revenue") -- which will be real, even if low taxes are not the cause of our ills -- alongside some kind of promise of spending restraint on entitlement programs, which is our problem, and which no one believes Washington will restrain.
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