Tuesday, November 16, 2010

State Sen. Alberta Darling let it Slip: If Tax Cuts Create Bigger Deficits, Cut more Spending. How can they Lose?

It's taken me many years to figure out what's behind the conservative tax cut philosophy. On the surface, it never made any sense. Thanks to State Sen. Alberta Darling, I now have the answer.

Here's how it works: If the Republicans tax cut plan doesn't work, and creates an even bigger deficits, then Republicans can push more spending cuts. There's no down side to their argument. Failure is rewarded with "smaller government," which means more out of pocket expenses for taxpayers that more than wipes out any savings promised by the Republicans.

Keep in mind that for the last decade and a half, states have already cut government to the bone. It's time someone pointed out that cutting spending, isn't a new idea.

It's time Democrats message the idea that attacking our quality of life and the great American living standard will change our country in a significant way.

State Sen. Alberta Darling confirms in this WisPolitics.com interview, that no matter what the tax cut consequence, no matter what harm it causes, the ideologically driven policy will never be blamed for anything.

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