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How Democrats Can Get What They Want: Agree With Republicans

lois01 Wrote: Dec 04, 2012 10:59 AM
Unfunded tax cuts, unfunded wars, unfunded Part D Medicare. Shouldn't the first things on the table be the things that gave us our deficit?
jay_p Wrote: Dec 04, 2012 1:16 PM
That would require Republicans to admit they failed.
Moonbat Exterminator Wrote: Dec 04, 2012 11:08 AM
Even if you add up everything spent on Iraq and Afghanistan and on Part D it's much smaller than unfunded liabilities on SS, Medicare A&B, and employee pesnions by orders of magnitude. And for the8 trillionth time, the tax cuts of 01 and 03 actually increased tax receipts collected by the IRS.
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...