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Taxes Off the Table?

May 06, 2011 | By Simone Campbell, SSS

This morning I read the headline “Boehner Says Only Taxes Off the Table in Debt Reduction Talks” and was once again outraged. The continuous Republican posturing about taxes is really about their recklessness a decade ago. In the Clinton years, when the deficit was an issue, tight federal spending and a boom economy created budget surpluses. The Republicans then immediately “forgot” that the surplus money was to