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By Naively Putting Tax Hikes on the Table, Jeb Bush and Lindsey Graham Join the Charlie Brown Club

Kevin690 Wrote: Jun 15, 2012 9:35 AM
The best thing that Lindsay Grahamnesty and Jeb Bush could do is recognize the truth when it is staring them in the face. There is no reason to "compromise" principles before the debate even starts! Graham would do the nation best by retiring, so that South Carolina can elect a Senator that's more worthy. At least they have Jim DeMint to represent their state; sadly, Graham's unprincipled positions cancel him out. And Bush may have positions that Floridians support, but they are so unworthy on the national stage. If he represents "principles" to the Republican party, then count me out. Those two represent what's wrong with the Republican party: They throw away the principles that define the party and mouth insane platitudes.

Even though America’s fiscal problem is entirely the result of too much government spending, I wrote earlier this year that there were all sorts of scenarios where I would agree to a tax increase.

But I then pointed out that all of those scenarios were total fantasies and that it would be more realistic to envision me playing center field for the New York Yankees.

The fundamental problem is that politicians never follow through on promises to reduce spending –...