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Republicans Need To Grow Up About Taxes

Dan1580 Wrote: Apr 03, 2013 5:29 PM
Gas prices are already artificially high due to government interference in the market, devaluation of the dollar, and environmental regulations. If gas was cheaper, I might be willing to chip in another nickle a gallon, but man with an 80 mile a day commute, that adds up fast.

Editor’s note: A version of this article first appeared at Forbes.com.

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