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Unions Represent the Collective

Frank130 Wrote: Dec 13, 2012 5:48 AM
Congress should do what's best for America, which is CUT SPENDING & NOT raise taxes in a recession. But they won't do that because both the Ds & Rs are for Big Government (of slightly different flavors). The USA, the Constitution & the Declaration of Independence from a tyrannical King George are all dead. It just hasn't sunk in yet because we are in free fall financially & haven't hit bottom yet. When we finally hit bottom, then the finger pointing will start as the politicians will be blaming others besides themselves.

LoninPa wrote: Is Ransom saying that the Senate would never approve the tax bill that they already approved and sent to the house? I know it started out as a non-tax bill with the tax part amended on. But that hardly changes the fact that the Senate voted for it.

Editor's note: This column orginally appeared December 9, 2012.

What Ransom, pretty much alone, seems to have missed is that the Democrats don't have to vote for a tax hike bill. The Republicans voted for one 12 years ago (extended by a compromise for two years) and it will go into...