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GOP Strategic Retreat?

ericynot Wrote: Dec 08, 2012 11:57 AM
BTW, I noticed that Alaska, North Dakota, and Wyoming all have much higher per capita tax burdens than either California or New York, two states known for heavy taxation. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/State_tax_levels Not sure what to make of that other than that any discussion of taxes is complicated and sometimes counterintuitive.
Republicans are divided. President Obama won't budge. And more and more, it looks like the fiscal-cliff deadline of Dec. 31 will be missed.

It's now clear that Team Obama wants higher tax rates and revenue-raising tax-deduction caps to meet their $1.6 trillion revenue target. Spending cuts and entitlement reforms are vague to nonexistent. In fact, it could be that Obama not only rejects the across-the-board budget sequester, but that he actively seeks to raise spending, not cut it.

I guess it stands to reason that if you puff up his $800 billion revenue increase from last year, and double it to...