Democrats are Winning the Tax Debate
President Obama came into office claiming to cut the deficit in half in the first four years. It's obvious to anyone paying attention that this was a flat out lie. No effort has been made to cut spending and every word coming out of the administration has been the same old Keynesian motto of spend now and worry about it later.
Spending should be the issue for the Republicans. They should hound every Democratic candidate for House and Senate as to whether or not they are willing to make the tough decisions and vote against President Obama if he gets re-elected. Instead, Republicans are losing the debate.
CNN is reporting that Washington Senator Patty Murray has stated that she is willing to allow all the tax cuts to expire along with the spending cuts going into affect in an effort to reign in spending. Republicans are still arguing for keeping tax cuts and defense spending at the same ridiculous levels.
The Republican talking points are even more riduculous when you consider the fact that the defense spending cuts they are now opposing are the very ones that they voted for last year when they created the debt super-committee.
Something has to give. You have to either spend less, tax more, or a combination of the two. At least Senator Murray and a few other Democrats are willing to acknowledge that inescapable fact. By doing that, they are winning what should have been an easy Republican victory.