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  •  One way to look at national party politics is to (2+ / 0-)
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    joedemocrat, deep info

    look at the way your local Dems behave when their in power in the state legislature, governor's office, or city government with regards tax policy.  While Dems tend not to go for income tax cuts as their big attraction for business, they do other things like abatements and TIFs -- slights of hand that result in the same problems:  less revenue for the city and/or state to carry out basic governmental functions, with the biggest hit being taken by education, as it is easier to play up bad schools and demonize teachers than it is to do so with cops and firefighters (politically speaking, that is).

    Oh, and don't forget the sports teams, as they get what they want when they want it and the city (and/or state)  foots the bill.

    Is it courageous to propose tax cuts but not identify a single tax expenditure to rein in? Is it courageous to target your deepest cuts on the poorest Americans, who vote in lower numbers and provide little in campaign contributions?

    by caul on Sun Jun 16, 2013 at 07:08:37 AM PDT

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