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

KYoung43 Wrote: Mar 06, 2013 5:18 PM
Patty Murray makes me sick to my stomach. She was a hall monitor at her daughter's school and lost her job due to budget cuts (because SOMEONE realized she didn't need to be paid to check up on her daughter) but it ticked her off, so she became a Democrat and ran for office. Now she's showing everyone how stupid she is regarding how GROWNUPS cut spending.

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...