So, I was taking a shower a couple days ago, when I had an epiphany (it’s where I always do all my great thinking). I came up with this phrase: “A tax-and-spend liberal is better than a tax-cut-and-spend conservative. At least the liberal can balance the budget.”
And this is a principle that the Republican Party (or at least a large part of its members) have forgotten. The Bush Tax Cuts do NOTHING for us, unless you CUT SPENDING as well! In fact, if we are going to keep up our spending habits, we need to RAISE taxes.
So should we raise taxes? Absolutely NOT! What we should focus on doing is cutting our spending. Start with earmarks. Eliminate them altogether. Then move on to the welfare system. Reform the welfare system. And reform the school system. There’s plenty of money in Michigan, worked around the right way, so that we can pay teachers decent wages and not have to continue closing down schools in Detroit.
Until the Republican Party begins to understand basic business principles (can’t have your expenditures higher than your income), they will continue to suffer election after election. We need to return to our fiscally responsible principles. Cut taxes. Cut spending. That right there will raise the quality of life for all Americans.