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Opening Arguments

Enabling the addict

Still longing for fiscal sanity in Washington? This is what we're up against:

Senate majority leader Harry Reid says that "Everybody" is "willing to pay more" taxes. He said so in an interview with a Nevada Public Radio host.

“The only people who feel there shouldn’t be more coming in to the federal government from the rich people are the Republicans in the Congress,” Reid told the radio host, according to Roll Call. “Everybody else, including the rich people, are willing to pay more. They want to pay more.”

I'd like to say he's moonbat crazy, but, alas, he's probably righter than I'd like him to be. Too many people are willing to pay more taxes because they're under the mistaken impression that giving more money will make Washington more responsible -- gotta pay those bills, you know; it's only fair. But the more money they get the more they spend that they don't have. That's why we have a debt that's $17 trillion and climbing.