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It's the Spending, Stupid!

Opinionated1265 Wrote: Dec 28, 2012 12:23 AM
By the way.....doesn't the Republican party and the Independent party make up the majority of voters in this country? Where are they?
bearcub Wrote: Dec 31, 2012 3:03 AM
answer - most independents voted D in last two elections meaning that THEY will not support the views of GOP/TP and do not agree with their views. 8 years of GWB changed not just the GOP but the view of USA population of the GOP. GWB presidency HARMED most americans and helped none. if you feel diff tell me how GWB helped any american.
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...