Amid the negotiations on how to avoid the "fiscal cliff," one
non-partisan, free-market group is reiterating that there is no tax
Bill Wilson, president of Americans for Limited Government, says the real
problem is spending.
"Since [Barack] Obama took office four years ago, the federal
budget has increased by over a trillion dollars a year," he points
out. "If we just went back to the numbers that we were spending at
the end of 2008, and that's what we were spending today, the
deficit would be cut to a very small number.
"The problem is not taxes," he emphasizes. "The
problem is spending."
Some House and Senate Republicans are leaning towards tax
increases for upper-income earners, in exchange for cuts to benefit
programs like Medicare and Medicaid. Wilson does not see that as
enough, and ALG is pushing an online petition to "stop the
Republican sellout on taxes."
"Unless, and until, there are real, actual cuts, reductions in
expenditure in a wide-range of programs -- Medicaid, welfare
programs, foreign aid, and yes, even defense -- we're never going
to get a handle on this out-of-control spending," Wilson