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Here’s What’s Wrong with the Simpson-Bowles Deficit-Reduction Plan

Nik L Wrote: Sep 24, 2012 7:27 AM
With rare exception (e.g., DeMint, Issa, Coburn), politicians have a craving to be loved by the MSM. However, unlike their Dem colleagues, GOP politicians are not loved by the MSM, except when they espouse lefty ideas, as so often McCain, Hatch, McConnell & Graham do. Weak GOP politicians will vote for the most abominable legislation and sacrifice basic principles of sound fiscal practice and liberty in the name of bi-partisanship. So, so long as politicians – and especially GOP politicians – see the goal of any legislation is to claim “bi-partisanship,” as opposed to achieving some genuine, lasting benefit for the taxpayers, we are doomed.

Many people want to believe in Unicorns, the Loch Ness Monster, and Bigfoot. I think those people are rational and reasonable compared to the folks in Washington that spend their days dreaming of “bipartisan” and “balanced” plans to fix the budget mess.

Here are the two things you should understand. First, you need to grab your Washingtonese-to-English dictionary so you can learn that “bipartisan” and “balanced” are almost always code words for “higher taxes.” Second, budget deals with higher taxes (as the New York Times accidentally admitted) don’t “fix” anything.

The Simpson-Bowles budget plan is a good example of...