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By Naively Putting Tax Hikes on the Table, Jeb Bush and Lindsey Graham Join the Charlie Brown Club

Walter115 Wrote: Jun 15, 2012 5:26 AM
Charlie Brown getting suckered by Lucy is not the only cartoon analogy that could apply here. More apt is Popeye's buddy, Wimpy, who famously said, " I will gladly pay you Tuesday for a Hamburger today."
Chris from Kalifornia Wrote: Jun 15, 2012 7:55 AM
Been watching Popeye cartoons for over 55 years and Wimpy never ends up flat on his back. We are going to if we don't stop the spending.

Even though America’s fiscal problem is entirely the result of too much government spending, I wrote earlier this year that there were all sorts of scenarios where I would agree to a tax increase.

But I then pointed out that all of those scenarios were total fantasies and that it would be more realistic to envision me playing center field for the New York Yankees.

The fundamental problem is that politicians never follow through on promises to reduce spending –...