Originally Posted by Amnorix
Raising taxes on the wealthy is really a no brainer to help close the deficit, but so is getting better control over run-away spending which, I should note, includes military spending which in real dollars is higher than it was during the Cold War, amazing as that is. Frankly, the gap is so wide now we need a concerted effort and EVERYONE needs to feel pain to at least some degree.
I'd be ok with broadening the tax base also, of course. Again, EVERYONE needs to chip in on this. Balancing the budget with no spending cuts and solely on the backs of the "rich" (however you want to define that) isn't possible. Not even remotely.
"Everyone" I can get behind. Not "the rich", not "those that make more than me" and not solely tax increases. However, Amno, you are in the minority within the current liberal party of extremism.