#rsrh ‘Compromise?’ On raising taxes?

I fail to see why the Republicans are obligated to ‘compromise’ on raising taxes.  If the Democrats want to not raise taxes, they already have the votes that they need to do that for another month.  They can do anything that they like, in fact: raise the marginal rates to 60%; create a VAT; and even tax our air, light, thoughts, and dreams for humanity if they can figure out how to meter such things.  What they can’t do is make us agree to give them cover for doing something that we don’t want to do.

Regretting yet that eagerness in 2009 to go tell people “I won,” Democrats?

Admittedly, Ezra Klein sort of knows all of this already.  It’s just that he’s kind of incapable of admitting that something bad can happen in Washington that wasn’t caused by a Republican.  Sort of how recent European history… no, no: that’s a nasty analogy to make.

Moe Lane


  • Obama ‘negotiating’ with the GOP re. precisely who gets fleeced after January 1st… this on top of $670B in wreckless Obama tax increases already.

    And if he does succeed in allowing Bush tax cuts to expire on the entrepreneurial class that Reagan said ‘create most or all of the job growth’ in the US -but whom Obama plainly considers class enemies- the feeble American economy will sure-as-you’re-born be plunging straight into cardiac-arrest mode.

    The GOP caving to this politically-feeble would-be redistributor would be a very bad sign of things to come… let’s hope Boehner, Cantor, and McConnell can stick to the proven Reaganite principles they must uphold without exception if there’s any hope still of turning this ship away from the falls.

  • tarpon says:

    The media says the Republicans must compromise.

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