Al, do YOU have any clue what you are babbling about? Do YOU for one minute believe that if we give your boy an additional $500 billion in revenue he would pay one penny down on the deficit? If so, then I also bet you believe Al Gore won the election.
Can you not see the evidence staring you in the face that we have a SPENDING PROBLEM? Our revenues have averaged about 18.5% of GDP but our spending has average 21%. YOU could make the case that we need to raise revenue to the 21% level - but how do you propose to do that? What consequences would there be? Is it even possible? How about we reduce spending to the 18% level and balance the budget? (That presumes we have a budget).