Human Events’ 2010 Conservative of the Year, Senator Jim DeMint (R-SC) laid out how the new Republicans in Congress can help the GOP do what it needs to do to “fix” this country.
Fix the tax code
Fix Social Security
Repeal Obamacare and come up health care that really works
Evolve Education and Transportation back to the states
DeMint says he is hoping we will find a GOP presidential candidate as winsome as Ronald Reagan, a candidate who will make no promises because America is broken. We must do less, not more.
Interestingly, there is a conversation at the beginning of the video about the Congressional Budget Office scoring tax cuts as spending. While I understand the math and accounting procedures behind it, and see the possibility of the government suffering from tax cuts, historically and factually, revenues increase with tax cuts.The government is making an assumption that isn’t reality.
I have to wonder how this started in the CBO offices. At what point did we begin deeming the possibility of every penny of every taxpayer dollar belonging to the U.S. government? Think about it, if the government taxed us 100% of every penny we have, taking every penny we have, and then decided to give us back some of our money to live on, it would be considered a deficit-building move. Surely there is another way. How about starting with the assumption of a very modest tax debt on the taxpayer, across the board, and spend accordingly. That would definitely help “fix” America.
Jim DeMint The Big Issues: Government Must Do Less, Not More (video)