Originally Posted by mnchiefsguy
I did not make the promise, the politicians did.
The middle class needs a chip in, sure, but they do not need a tax that rapes them six ways to Sunday the way a gasoline tax would.
Here is a way to cut a trillion dollar deficit...don't spend so much damn money.
Our government is addicted to spending, and no amount of taxation is going to cure the problem until the spending is brought under control.
Spending seems to be the only thing the Republicans and the Democrats can agree on.
That all sounds fine and good and everything, except the part where you claimed that "politicians" have made some promise that I must be forgetting, or the part where you failed to offer any alternate ideas that you've had or read that would be a fair, new burden on the middle class to contribute new revenues to the equation, or the part where you claimed you can cut $1 trillion on spending alone that you haven't specified.
But other than that, it all sounds fine and good.