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GOP is right to be skeptical of trading tax hikes for promised spending cuts

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Over at the Washington Post, Ezra Klein argues that Republican skepticism about trading tax increases for promised spending cuts is unfounded. Essentially, he claims it’s a myth that Congress doesn’t abide by spending limits. As a specific example, he gives the 1990 budget deal in which the first President Bush famously broke his “no new taxes” pledge in exchange for spending restraint. Ezra...

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