samhill wrote:Franco, how much more of a better climate can we afford to create?
It's the other way around. How much worse climate can we afford. The Reagan tax cuts created full employment and far greater revenue for government.
Another way for government to gain revenue is to get rid of the useless departments such as education. Get rid of government unions and a million other employees whose only duty is to harass those who produce. You are also right about the sweetheart deals; just look at the Medicare drug plan.
After that we can try to determine what percentage of earnings to seize without causing the economy to collapse.
Why do we need tax increases when Obama just prints all he needs? You know just as well as I that we are in an untenable situation. Cut spending first and let the market clear out the dead wood, then if that does not work I will agree with you that we should charge the bastards for all they are worth.
We are at the tipping point with a majority either working for or getting income from government. Guess how they will vote when it comes to getting less or reducing the producers to serfdom.