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Republicans Need To Grow Up About Taxes

DuaneUrban Wrote: Apr 03, 2013 11:04 AM
I hate to have to point this out but everyone benefits from roads not just motorists.
Barbara1247 Wrote: Apr 03, 2013 12:41 PM
Those who benefit from the shipment of goods via roads, but who don't directly use the roads themselves, will pay indirectly through the cost of goods they purchase.
Davole Wrote: Apr 03, 2013 11:34 AM
Duane -

Yes, I hate to point this out but the plethora of jokes asking why did the chicken cross the road blatantly demonstrates that not only motorists benefit from roads!

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

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