L. Cranston posted:
It's funny to see the Republicans scramble to cover for the posts they made earlier. The tax bills passed in 82 and 84, together, constituted the largest tax increase in peacetime, in US history. At no point in the history of America have Republican tax breaks done what Republicans said they'd do and today is no different.
Republican, oh hell no! My beliefs are more libertarian and both parties are nothing but a collection of semi-socialist corporatists arguing over how much control goobermint should have over the means of production and property. I might also note that while the first Bush, Clinton, and Ol'bama tinkered on the edges of the 1986 tax law, they never tried to completely abolish it and go back to the more punitive tax structure that preceded the Reagan era. I also should point out the problem with the budget isn't taxation, it's spending. There just isn't anyway that we can to keep the "Great Society" programs going with more taxation without tanking the economy and even the less stoopid republicans haven't figured that out. Then there are the really retarded democrats who now think that the magic wand of Democratic Socialists (Mutually exclusive terms!) can give them free healthcare. I suspect that the best thing that can happen now is that divided goobermint continues and we can hope that no one kills the golden goose (private sector) with more regulations and taxes. If the spending doesn't stop or at least slow down enough for the private sector to grow enough to pay for all the "free stuff", then "stuff" will really impact on the rotary air mover.