And Kristol doesn't understand that raising the rates will split the GOP possibly causing the emergence of a third party. That is the real reason Obama is pushing this.
The sad part is that there will be no real reduction in spending. If we can't reduce spending by $100 billion a year in a $3.7 trillion annual budget, then both parties are not serious about the financial extremis this country is in. We are in dire straits and all these people want to do is rearrange the deck chairs on the Titanic.
Mark Steyn posted a brilliant column on the subject. Mark Steyn: America not paying its fair share You cannot simultaneously enjoy American-sized taxes and European-sized government. One or the other has got to go."
The fightin' words:
Freeze budget growth.
Fire the "non-essential" bureaucRATs...EN MASSE!
Read Mark’s column Saturday. One of his best laying it all out.