Re: Facts are a stubborn thing ...
Lower tax rates have INCREASED tax revenues Bob.
I just don't believe that.
I hope the Republicans gut all government spending not called for in our Constitution. .
That, I believe! But that's not what they're doing. They ain't cutting NO spending to speak of. Instead, they're increasing that gigantic heat-sink of a place for wealth to go, The National Debt, at a rate undreamed of by the composers of your precious Primeval Constitution.
Unfortunately, with half of Americans paying next to nothing in income taxes, and expecting all the "Bread and Circuses", it doesn't seem likely to happen.
Is there much poverty in your neck of the woods? I know it's pretty uncouth to whine and demand something without exerting any effort, living in a country filled with opportunity (plunder, one might even call it) as we do, but ya' know what? Isn't wealth derived income pretty much a thing without effort too? And hasn't wealth been very sufficiently swaddled of late, thank you very much? And are we not running the highest debt and deficit of any group of creatures in the known universe since the very beginning of time itself? And why, I'm asking you, is THAT? To drive the next generation into abject, sing-for-your-supper serfdom is my guess.
"Mankind has become so much one family that we cannot ensure our own prosperity except by ensuring that of everyone else." - Bertrand Russel