Less spending a better solution than more taxes

Friday, November 30, 2012
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Chris Woodward (OneNewsNow.com)

Amid the negotiations on how to avoid the "fiscal cliff," one non-partisan, free-market group is reiterating that there is no tax problem.

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.

Wilson, Bill (ALG)"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 insists.

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