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Republicans Need To Grow Up About Taxes

Russell66 Wrote: Apr 03, 2013 7:23 AM
Consider VA18.2-111 "Embezzlement" as it applies to HB2313: 1) By means of Bob McDonnell's wrongful equivocation of the title and singular object requirement for ALL laws made under the authority of our Commonwealth's Constitution 2) Bob McDonnell and the HB2313 'Yea' legislators, while acting under oath-bound office of trust 3) are adulterating the laws duly authorized under our Constitution with HB2313 which is not authorize-able under our Constitution. http://leg1.state.va.us/cgi-bin/legp504.exe?000+cod+18.2-111

Editor’s note: A version of this article first appeared at Forbes.com.

Republicans are flailing about these days, trying to rebrand themselves before the next election cycle. A certain amount of introspection and internecine debate is inevitable after suffering a stinging loss against an opponent with a dismal record. One thing the GOP needs to do to gain greater acceptance among voters is to improve their credibility by outgrowing a tiresome, unthinking opposition to any and all tax increases.

This is anything but a recommendation that Republicans “go moderate” and tack for