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It's the Spending, Stupid!

lowens Wrote: Dec 19, 2012 8:45 AM
The Classic Smoke & Mirrors, Shell Game, "Trust me I will reduce Spending in the future Joke" WALK away Spineless NO Back Bone Republicans do not BOW down to this Dictator or his TAX,SPEND WASTE Policies.We have a SPENDING problem not a REVENUE problem. The Big, Bad, Behemoth, Bloated, Bankrupt Gimme-mint is a Monster you elected Butt Holes Created and NO amount of TAXING will keep it FED.
Listening to progressive media pundits, I'd think the most evil man in the universe is Grover Norquist, head of Americans for Tax Reform. His crime? He heads a movement that asks political candidates to pledge not to raise taxes.

I think Grover accomplished a lot. But I wish he'd convinced politicians to pledge not to increase spending.

President Obama says raising taxes to cut the deficit is a "balanced" approach.

Balanced ...

But what's "balanced" about raising taxes after vast increases in spending? Trillions for war, Medicare, "stimulus" and solar panels. Tax receipts rose -- after tax-rate cuts -- from $1.9...