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Republicans Need To Grow Up About Taxes

Daddio7 Wrote: Apr 03, 2013 10:46 AM
I'm pretty sure registration fees don't pay for 100% of road cost. Everyone benefits from roads but car owners benefit more. Plus they are easier targets to tax.

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Republicans are flailing about these days, trying to rebrand themselves before the next election cycle. A certain amount of introspection and internecine debate is inevitable after suffering a stinging loss against an opponent with a dismal record. One thing the GOP needs to do to gain greater acceptance among voters is to improve their credibility by outgrowing a tiresome, unthinking opposition to any and all tax increases.

This is anything but a recommendation that Republicans “go moderate” and tack for