Because I think that the debate over taxes has been going on for a long time, and while continue to go on through the election, we should take a break and chuckle:
Even though this pokes fun at my side, I enjoy a good laugh just as much as the next guy.
But let’s be very clear here as well. There is simply no reasonable argument that can be made that we have a revenue issue that’s contributing to our nation’s debt. The problem always has and always will be spending.
Further, the idea that Reagan and Obama share the same economic philosophy is laughable. Even more so than that cute clever video. Reagan believed in less government. He felt that government could not and never could, be the solution. It was government that WAS the problem. Obama? Well, he feels very different. The more that government gets involved, the better off the people of this nation will be is center to Obama’s thinking.
We simply disagree. And we can’t compromise on that. How do you compromise with someone who wants to rob your house? Is it a moral victory to let him “only take” your TV while you get to keep the rest of your property?
Last, the House Republicans led by the fiscal conservatives are doing yeoman’s work. Obama and the Democrats know that they have no chance what-so-ever of passing nonsense through the House. So the aren’t even trying. The bills they craft are being written in such a way that they HOPE they get through. If the House were less conservative, Obama’s bill would be even worse than they are today. But, BUT, I feel my comrades are making two critical errors:
- Refusing to add revenue simply on principle.
- Missing the opportunity to “cash out”.
First, if we can raise revenue without raising rates simply by making the code easier and removing crazy-ass “loopholes”, DO IT! For gawd’s sake man, take “W”.
Second, i was very distressed to see all Republican candidates raise their hand during one of the debates when asked if the would reject a plan that had 10-1 spending to tax ratios. Dude, take the flippin’ deal and push away from the table. Especially if these guys are offering up Social Security and Medi-X. In fact, if they let me reform either or both of those programs I’d give on taxes in a second.
Anyway. Enjoy Obama quoting Reagan!