RE: And we got screwed on the spending side (for now)
That’s what they ALWAYS say. This problem has been there from as far as I can remember and it is NEVER solved and always gets worse regardless of who is in charge. Which is to say, we get SCREWED ALL THE TIME.
Remember Reagan’s agreement to raise some taxes in exchange for spending decreases? DIDN’T HAPPEN.
Remember Papa Bush’s reneging om his “Read My Lips, No New Taxes” pledge in exchange for huge spending decreases? DIDN’T HAPPEN.
Did Bush Jr. do anything to spending? Yes he did — HE INCREASED IT.
I don’t see how the words “for now” won’t be similar to Lucy pulling the football out of Charlie Brown.
True. But purely on the tax side, I still contend that we could not have done much better.