Deja Vu: Congress Raises Taxes, Won’t Cut Spending

Erick Erickson, RS
Conservatives within the Republican Conference should kill the compromise plan for the fiscal cliff.For years, squishy folks on both sides and lots of think tankers have told us that we needed a “balanced” approach to solve our debt and deficit problems. A “balanced” approached included both tax increases and spending cuts. In other words, a “balanced” approach looked a lot like the so called fiscal cliff.But today Congress is negotiating away the spending cuts component. Word coming from Capitol Hill is that there will be tax…

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