Restricting the national conversation to tax cuts effectively prevents any real fiscal reform from ever happening on Capitol Hill. That’s because cutting taxes without cutting spending isn’t really cutting taxes at all. It’s deferring taxes to the future.
Imagine yourself in financial trouble, worrying over how much of your expenses you should pay with cash and how much you should pay with credit cards, but you never even consider reducing your expenses. The “debate” over tax cuts in recent months is about that absurd.
You definitely want to read the rest of my article at CAIVN to get some solid talking points for waking people up from the partisan duopoly’s false dichotomies. Next time you hear anybody on either side of the “tax cut debate” bring it up, be ready to help them see past the wool over their eyes.Published in