Re: Virginia governor to raise taxes, cut core services' funding
Originally Posted by MrLiberty
I have to laugh at this argument. Democrats will never cut spending by even a penny. They don't have that gene in them to even think about it. They love taxes increases because it gives them power, plain and simple.
I remember back in the 90's when two congresscritters came up with a simple spending reduction plan and the democrats howled like dogs getting their tails whacked off. It was the Tim Penny, John Casick penny bill. Their plan was to cut one cent out of every dollar spent in Washington. It still gave every dept. 99 cents but to the dems that was such an egregious cut that the bill never so the light of day.
Democrats are the party of redistribution of wealth and spending deficits, nothing more!
And yet you never attack the accuracy of the argument that the plan proposed to tax wide and shallow versus the current method would provide revenue to cover expenditures. And that's the real point. You can't trust either party to cut spending and thus it makes the wide and shallow argument impossible.
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