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How Democrats Can Get What They Want: Agree With Republicans

Kevin348 Wrote: Dec 03, 2012 10:16 PM
GOP needs to do the right thing for America. It needs to be the party of reform. Do the right thing regardless of consequences, and GOP will be rewarded for their principles.
Wendy60 Wrote: Dec 03, 2012 10:29 PM
The right thing to do is to realize that this nation is in the early stages of national decline because politicians have immorally voted to systematically redistribute wealth over the years. The right thing to do is stop the spending and protect the right of the individual to keep his or her hard-earned money instead of treating them as means to ends.

The immoral thing to do would be to pretend that spending is not really a problem and that the problem is that the government is not forcibly taking enough money from people and to rob individuals of more money so as to hide the evidence of their disastrous policies. Evading reality never works anyway, so they might as well do the right thing.
Democrats have said that that their priorities when it comes to a fiscal cliff deal are to raise more tax revenue and make the tax code more progressive.

Which is why it's odd to see them drawing a line in the sand on raising tax rates.

Raising marginal income tax rates is one of the most economically harmful ways to raise taxes. (The only provisions of the tax code that are more damaging are the corporate income tax and taxes on savings and investments.) Perhaps the only explanation is that Democrats don't actually care about...