Low taxes or a balanced budget? I know that many of us would argue that we can have both: a small government and minimal taxes. The problem is we haven't convinced others of this yet. If Republicans insist on low taxes for everybody (which will probably mean more deficits), then they will be helping to conceal the true cost of government from our people. Let taxes raise to the level where revenue matches our expenditures, and you'll see a whole new group of people interested in making serious reductions to the size of government. I've said if before, and I'll say it again. We can insist on no tax increases ever, or we can insist on balanced budgets, but we're not going to get both, at least not soon. If the GOP uses deficits to maintain current tax rates, then they are short-circuiting the liberty and limited government movement. Forcing this nation to pay up front for every domestic program and military misadventure would make the benefits of liberty obvious to a whole new group of people.
"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
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