Commentary: Shrink Government By Actually Paying For It

Posted: June 22, 2014 at 1:30 a.m.


Do you want to reduce the size of government? I mean, really reduce it, instead of just talking about it? There's one surefire way. Pay for the government we're buying. If that means raising taxes, so be it.

Imagine if the average family of four had been required to pay $140,000 more in taxes these past 14 years. Don’t you think there would have been a much more vigorous debate about whether the United States could afford these military actions and big government programs?

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