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To: Bigtom67
I generally agree with Norquist, but I think he's drifted a bit off the reservation on this one. He seems to have defined a tax increase as any government action that will cost anybody, anywhere, anything. If he views eliminating any farm subsidies as raising taxes, then by the same argument cutting any entitlement spending or virtually any spending cuts anywhere would equal a tax increase.
12 posted on 06/15/2011 8:44:13 AM PDT by apillar
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To: apillar
He seems to have defined a tax increase as any government action that will cost anybody, anywhere, anything. If he views eliminating any farm subsidies as raising taxes, then by the same argument cutting any entitlement spending or virtually any spending cuts anywhere would equal a tax increase.

Thats pretty much it.

Any device that either eliminates spending on subsides is considered a tax hike. Under his definition, it will be impossible, to ever rein in long term spending programs via the knife.

For a guy who is supposed to support (and use to, quite vigilantly), small government, he is self defeating.

This is my opinion, and my opinion only, but I think he views any flow of money that goes from the government to any person, or special interest, to be a sort of given, and anything that reduces that, is the equal of a tax hike.I.E. In this view, wiping out or reducing welfare would or could be construed as a tax hike.

15 posted on 06/15/2011 9:24:27 AM PDT by Sonny M ("oderint dum metuant")
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To: apillar

Agree with old Grover do you? You mean the Grover Norquist who is an agenda setter, lobbyist, policy maker, fund raiser, adviser and overall heavy hitter for the insidious muslim islamic terrorist front group, C.A.I.R., the group who operates within our borders and is actively seeking America’s destruction from within? Married to a muslim and up to his ears in islamic attempts to completely destroy our Country? That Grover? Nice.


18 posted on 06/15/2011 4:36:53 PM PDT by bobby.223
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