You can... most Americans pay no taxes.
And they see no downside in voting for a party that will give them European social democracy without increasing their tax burden.
After all Obama did say, the rich “need to pay more.” By that definition, most people are home free.
Government spending in
the United States is 42.2 percent, but
revenues are 24 percent the widest
spending/taxing gulf in any major
economy.- - - -
I’ve not seen these numbers. I thought government spending was around
25% vs the post war average of 20%. Perhaps he is including all levels of government. My number is federal only. Can anyone shed any light on this?
“One or the other has to go.”
Can’t we just get rid of ALL of them? Please? Pretty Please?
"So given that the ruling party will not permit spending cuts, what should Republicans do? If I were John Boehner, Id say: Clearly theres no mandate for small government in the election results. So, if you milquetoast pantywaist sad-sack excuses for the sorriest bunch of so-called Americans who ever lived want to vote for Swede-sized statism, its time to pony up.
Okay, he might want to focus-group it first. But that fundamental dishonesty is the heart of the crisis. You cannot simultaneously enjoy American-sized taxes and European-sized government. One or the other has to go."
All we have to do in order to bring our level of federal spending down to our level of taxes is to end the Medicaid, Medicare and Obamacare programs now.. Not in ten years, but now. The federal government should not be involved in our health care industry, period.
It is not the function of the federal government to finance health care for old people and poor people. The majority of people do not get their health care from the federal government. Why don't our politicians represent the majority of the American people anymore?
We need to just bite the bullet and cancel those health care programs, now. That may be a hardship for some at first, but within a decade most people will adjust and make other, private, arrangements for their health care.
GREAT piece. Thank you for posting it.