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Democrats: Hey, Let's "Cut Spending" By Raising Taxes

Grant43 Wrote: Mar 06, 2013 4:17 PM
In fairness to Murray, this is precisely what the President argued in his little-seen proposal: He offered tax increases (removing deductions) as a form of spending cuts.

From the party that brought you "deficit reduction" legislation that would have increased the deficit by billions comes a very special lexical reimagination of the term "cutting spending."  Roll Call reports:

Senate Democrats on Tuesday argued that lawmakers could increase tax revenues by eliminating tax breaks that resemble spending programs, but Republicans are not buying into Democratic efforts to frame their case in those terms. At a Senate Budget Committee hearing, Democrats and Republicans agreed that the basic function of the tax code should be to raise revenue rather than reward interest groups and...