It’s just this type of reasoning that has the GOP reeling. Keeping taxes low sounds like a good thing, but lower taxes without lower spending is nothing more than throwing gasoline on a fire. The (twelve year) temporary Bush tax cuts did exactly that because GOP continued to spend without the revenue. And now they are trying to claim victory for making the Bush tax cuts permanent. Yet, still unwilling to cut a measly 1.71% (the amount of the sequestration) from spending? You might think that’s funny. I think it is inexcusable.