Republicans Can’t Have It Both Ways
By Guillermo McRobotface
Why, you ask? For years, Republicans have been advocating for a more muscular defense budget that reduces the deficit with a simple, non-controversial tool: tax cuts for the rich. Now, however, the GOP is attempting to eliminate all the deficit-fighting tax cuts by, among other things, cutting the deficit in half with a new tax system that lowers average income tax rates for the rich.