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Five Policy Reasons and Five Political Reasons Why Republicans Should Keep their No-Tax-Hike Promises

Michael2944 Wrote: Dec 07, 2012 11:14 PM
etabeD - call home; your village has lost its idiot! (And recall that the Democrats insisted that the nation needed some sort of 'affordable" prescription drug care program. The Republicans crafted a smaller program than what the Democrats wanted ...and it relied on more free market solutions, and surprise surprise surprise ...it is coming in at lower than estimated costs. Of course - the Dems want to replace it with something bigger, more government controls, and rules that would cause it to spin out of control on costs.)

The politicians claim that they are negotiating about how best to reduce the deficit. That irks me because our fiscal problem is excessive government spending. Red ink is merely a symptom of that underlying problem.

But that’s a rhetorical gripe. My bigger concern is that politicians are prevaricating. They’re really talking about higher taxes in order to enable a bigger burden of government spending, not less red ink. I make this point in an interview on Fox Business Network.

This is the point where I often elaborate on issues raised in the interview, but let’s instead build on the...

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