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Higher Taxes, Smaller Government?

DagNabbit Wrote: Dec 02, 2012 10:41 AM
Not when you correct for inflation and population growth, they didn't. That's the Big Lie.
Kenneth L. Wrote: Dec 03, 2012 7:07 AM
here's the link to Bob Beauprez's column, if you're interested: http://f
Seekers of truth welcome divergent views, Dag. But if you have integrity you have to participate in the debate. You have no basis for your assertion, and you should seriously consider that you've been mislead by some political operative. Perhaps your entire world view is flawed by these liars. I'd love to hear your response to what I've given you this morning (assuming you're capable of understanding it).
Kenneth L. Wrote: Dec 03, 2012 6:56 AM
Dag, you are simply wrong. Check out the recent Bob Beauprez article, and follow the link to this Investor Daily source. As the article points out, Treasury Department, OMB numbers show that revenue increased even after adjusting for inflation and population growth.
Where's the link to your source? I think you're blowing smoke, and you should be ashamed for trying that here. We welcome an honest debate, but not BS pasted from Moveon, etc. by trolls.
BK22 Wrote: Dec 02, 2012 10:55 AM
but is expected to drop considerably thereafter.)

???? by who?
DagNabbit Wrote: Dec 02, 2012 10:48 AM
After Reagan's first year in office, the annual deficit was 2.6% of gross domestic product. But it hit a high of 6% in 1983, stayed in the 5% range for the next three years, and fell to 3.1% by 1988. (By comparison, this year it's projected to be 9% but is expected to drop considerably thereafter.)
It comes as no surprise to hear anti-tax activist Grover Norquist talk about tax cuts, but it does come as a surprise to hear him raise the subject of pink unicorns.

Pink unicorns are purely imaginary -- a trait he says they share with the spending curbs that Republicans hope to get from the administration in exchange for a tax increase. Norquist says Democrats only want to enlarge the government and his GOP allies would be naive to make any deals with them.

History, he says, vindicates him. Congressional Democrats, he told National Public Radio, "cheated Reagan, OK, and they said we'll cut...