I shall have to start referring to Boehner as little Barry's side kick. Or Barry Jr. or something...
See my thread on Obama's endgame.
Wealth redistribution is one of the main components of socialism and if people choose to deny it is going on they are just pawns in the game.
First, that was Mitt's plan, and it was valid. Cutting rates and removing loopholes was the beginning of a flattening of the tax code, which is a very good policy. As long as Boehner is talking revenues, he's on the right track. At this point, we're probably better off letting Obama raise taxes, if we do it intelligently.
The biggest problem that we have right now is that 47% of Americans pay no income taxes, but expect government services. That 47% is the Democratic baseline, and it's too high a percentage for us to be able to defeat them. They only have to attract 3% of the rest of the electorate to win presidential elections. and with the media acting as the Democratic Ministry of Truth, they'll get it more often than not, no matter how badly the Democrats govern. We just saw proof of this, in the reelection of a president whose record made Jimmy Carter look like George Washington. We need to restructure the game.
Obama wants to raise taxes, so let him raise rates, but only if he expands the base so that some of those moochers end up back on the tax roles. They won't blame the house for that. A rump of Republicans can oppose it, while the Democrats end up supporting it with just enough RINOs to pass it. Harry Reid will push it through the house, and the 47% might shrink down to a more manageable number.
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