This morning in Congressional Quarterly was an article about the president’s 2013 budget proposal which began by saying:
Democrats are saying it is a balanced approach, and
Republicans saying it is a blueprint for more spending and higher taxes.
Yes, it is a blueprint for higher taxes. More revenue is critically needed. Effective tax rates are far lower than they have been any time in the last 60 years, at a time when demographics and corporate greed demand more spending on what will allow seniors and those with less economic power to live in some level of dignity.
It is also a time when our roads, bridges, public hospitals and schools, built when there was su