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The Republicans -- After Dunkirk

James365 Wrote: Jan 04, 2013 10:16 AM
If Republicans could do as great a job at cutting spending as they do cutting taxes we would be in good shape. For the last twelve years it's been a fools game in Congress, Republicans cutting taxes but never cutting spending. It seems to me that if Republicans can't get the backbone to cut spending then they need to let the Democrats increase the taxes and insist the increase goes to pay down the debt.
Corbett_ Wrote: Jan 04, 2013 10:36 AM
The GOP has never cut taxes. They never will.

Every dollar of government spending is a "tax" dollar. It comes out of the productive sector of the economy the year it is spent. It is either "taxed" away from the people (the only honest way to get the money) or taken from the economy by borrowing (in which case it cannot be loaned to or invested in companies in the private sector) or it is taken by stealth through inflation. But make no mistake about it, government spending represents the tax burden on Americans.

Since the GOP is not interested in cuts in spending, the GOP is not really interested in cutting taxes.
At the Potsdam conference with Harry Truman and Josef Stalin, Winston Churchill learned that the voters of the nation he had led for five years through World War II had just voted to throw him out of office.

"It may well be a blessing in disguise," said his wife Clementine.

"At the moment, it seems quite effectively disguised," replied Churchill.

Republicans must feel that way today. For they have survived their own Dunkirk. They may have left their helmets, canteens and rifles behind, but they did finally get off the beach.

That Republicans suffered a rout, as the British did with the...