Most Democrats want tax-overhaul efforts to fund government programs or contribute to deficit reduction.
Indeed. In addition, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D, UT) demands that any tax “reform” raise Federal revenues ($975 billion more over 10 years is his minimum bid) for the purpose of supporting increased Federal spending.
“Contribute to deficit reduction.” How disingenuous.
Here’s a thought: how about tax reform that reduces rates against a backdrop of reduced/eliminated government “programs,” so that the Federal government is out of the way (or at least less in the way) of our economy? The result would be a robust and growing economy that would both raise revenue for the Feds from that increased activity and that actually would eliminate the deficit instead of cynically perpetuating it.
And from that deficit elimination, facilitate actually paying down a ruinous Federal debt.