More On Debt And Taxes

The Republican got a good deal–take it says the Economist.

And the closer you look, the more unprincipled the Republicans look. Earlier this year House Republicans produced a report noting that an 85%-15% split between spending cuts and tax rises was the average for successful fiscal consolidations, according to historical evidence. The White House is offering an 83%-17% split (hardly a huge distance) and a promise that none of the revenue increase will come from higher marginal rates, only from eliminating loopholes. If the Republicans were real tax reformers, they would seize this offer.

via America’s debt: Shame on them | The Economist.

About Stephen E. McGaughey
International consultant in economic development programs and projects

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