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The liberal case for not raising taxes (right now)

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The always-two-steps-ahead mind of Mickey Kaus makes an interesting argument for why liberals should resist the urge to increase federal revenue  – you know, raise taxes — for the time being:

And isn’t it maybe a good thing for Dems if the government, for the moment, spends less and taxes less–they’ll probably need that taxing capability later, when the (entitlement) health care cost overrruns start to make themselves felt.

Of course, the liberal response to that would be: Why not raise taxes both times? Kaus’s point is that that may not be politically realistic…

 

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Sean Higgins

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The Washington Examiner