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Five Policy Reasons and Five Political Reasons Why Republicans Should Keep their No-Tax-Hike Promises

Dan107 Wrote: Dec 07, 2012 10:01 AM
Increasing taxes does not increase revenue...!

The politicians claim that they are negotiating about how best to reduce the deficit. That irks me because our fiscal problem is excessive government spending. Red ink is merely a symptom of that underlying problem.

But that’s a rhetorical gripe. My bigger concern is that politicians are prevaricating. They’re really talking about higher taxes in order to enable a bigger burden of government spending, not less red ink. I make this point in an interview on Fox Business Network.

This is the point where I often elaborate on issues raised in the interview, but let’s instead build on the...

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