Hear me out on this. By saying that taxes cannot go up, Republicans are helping to conceal the true cost of government. Are more deficits worth it just to keep our tax breaks? If you want more people to join the liberty movement, let the tax breaks expire and tax rates rise to meet our expenditures. If we insist that our children pay the price so we can maintain our current rate of taxation, the real cost of our government is hidden from the public. Who is going to support a smaller government when they get to enjoy big government benefits without paying big government tax rates? Make tax revenue equal to our expenditures, and you will see a whole host of people more interested in scaling back the size and scope of our government. Going off the fiscal cliff, I believe, would be a net positive for the liberty movement.
"It does not require a majority to prevail, but rather an irate, tireless minority keen to set brush fires in people's minds."-Samuel Adams