Skip to comments.Raising Taxes Is "The Mother Of All No-Brainers?"
Posted on 07/05/2011 6:18:51 PM PDT by The Looking Spoon
You know the desperation of liberals and New York Times "conservatives" like David Brooks is starting to grow when the GOP swapping tax hikes in a down economy for an end to structural budget deficits is deemed "the mother of all no-brainers".
Brooks is dead wrong, not just in fact, but we've also already settled this matter years ago....
Talking to Democrats about the real effect of raising taxes is like talking to medieval physicians about the real effect of bloodletting.
Sometimes it’s hard to believe so many people are still so staggeringly backwards.
It’s like someone who’s addicted to spending on their maxxed out credit cards saying “spending less is just not an option!”
It’s completely insane.
I agree - you'd have to have no brain to do it.
Making sure people have less money through higher taxes is the sure and certain road to prosperity. It’s a no brainer. Only those with no brain would believe it or propose it.
David, David, David.....Still a shill for the democRATS.
The idea that the republicans, campagned on lower taxes, and if they fold on taxes now, they are done.
And that is the whole point. The democRATS are trying to run a George H.W. Bush “read my lips, no new taxes” moment and peoceeding to bury him with it.
The Republicans need to stand fast and firm. No new taxes, cut spending and no raising to the debt limit.
NO NEW TAXES. Period!
Republicans can ensure that Obama’s voted out come next November by presenting and voting for a balanced budget. Slice and dice through everything.
Start the budget by assessing what the federal income is, and then fund based upon that. Eliminate benefits for elected and appointed officials, including sick leave, maternity leave, vacation, health and retirement plans. Slash staff budgets back to FY2000 levels. Eliminate the departments of Homeland Security, Education, Health and Human services, and Labor. Restrict all federal agencies to regulations that only affect interstate commerce. End tax credits for ‘green energy’ and other mythical ideals, and limit all federal wages to nothing better than the equivalent wage of an active duty armed forces member.
The ‘Ryan’ budget is a joke; it continues the spending of federal monopoly dollars at breakneck speed. There are idiots in congress who are suggesting we need a balanced budget amendment - what we need is those who are elected to their positions respect the people who elected them and live within their means.
They can start by leading the way, slashing their own salaries and benefits and office budgets. But what we’ll get is yet another series of empty promises and a ‘it was the best we could do’ budget that’ll increase taxes while doing nothing to control spending.
How do you lower health care costs? You limit the abilities of the judiciary to confiscate property through tort reform. How do you increase health care coverage? You get out of the market where you’re creating an artificial floor through government benefits. How do you encourage more people to get private health care coverage? You limit all public assistance health benefits to only come from public clinics. You can stand in line for three hours, or simply buy coverage on the open market for $75 a month and see a private doctor.
This isn’t rocket science. The vast majority of Americans know that unlimited spending comes at a huge cost. A certain minority doesn’t care - they’ll dance through bankruptcy court and occupy the property they don’t own, knowing that someone will come along and bail them out - because that’s how it all works - if the federal government doesn’t have to pay attention to what it owes, why should anyone?
Or Republicans can ensure a second term by the teleprompter in chief by raising taxes and spending federal monopoly dollars with abandon. Because some third party millionaire is going to stand up and call them on their entire line of fertilizer, and get enough votes to give the natural (D) partyline vote the edge.
Give the people a choice, draw the line in the sand, and make it a national referendum, or watch it all slip away. Will you go forward into November saying that the liberals are right, we need to blow money like it is meaningless, or will we say that it’s time to just say no to the liberals and act like responsible adults?
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