Thursday, September 09, 2010

Good Advice from Packerland

Good column. The author peels back the layers of foofoodust and gets to the REAL issue:

...Demand that the candidates talk about spending and how they propose to reduce spending. Will they support spending controls (caps)? Will they support spending cuts? How will they achieve a balanced budget by working on the spending side of the equation versus working on “revenue enhancement?” What programs and spending do they aim to reduce or eliminate? If they don’t have targeted cuts, do they support across-the-board cuts? If an incumbent tells you they’re a spending cutter, have them explain their achievements to date.

Spending is the IMMEDIATE CAUSE of taxing. All the rest is merely polishing brass on the Titanic.

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