Less spending a better solution than more taxes

Friday, November 30, 2012
 | 
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.

We moderate all reader comments, usually within 24 hours of posting (longer on weekends). Please limit your comment to 300 words or less and ensure it addresses the article - NOT another reader's comments. Comments that contain a link (URL), an inordinate number of words in ALL CAPS, rude remarks directed at other readers, or profanity/vulgarity will not be approved. More details

SIGN UP FOR OUR DAILY NEWSBRIEF

SUBSCRIBE

VOTE IN OUR POLL

What's your reaction to Ted Cruz's speech & non-endorsement of Donald Trump?

CAST YOUR VOTE

GET PUSH NOTIFICATIONS

SUBSCRIBE

LATEST AP HEADLINES

  Trump vs. Clinton: Is a 2017 'peaceful transfer' possible?
  Obama: Trump's NATO comments show 'lack of preparedness'
  Authorities: Munich shooter planned attack for a year
  Turkey investigating people who say coup attempt was hoax
  Calif. fires threaten thousands of homes; 1 body found
IS attack on Afghan protest kills at least 61, wounds 207
DNC rules meeting agrees to a compromise on superdelegates
Kaine liberal appeal muted by energy ties, abortion concerns
WNBA withdraws fines for teams that wore black warmup shirts

LATEST FROM THE WEB

Trump pushing for a 'Philly fight?'
Clinton faces new email scandal heading into Convention
McAuliffe to circumvent VA Sup. Ct. ruling on felon voter rights, will issue 200K clemency grants
Syrian kids hold Pokemon go photos to plead with world to 'Come and save me'
Kaine makes Clinton campaign debut amid backlash from the left

CARTOON OF THE DAY

Cartoon of the Day

REASON & COMPANY

NEXT STORY
Hospitals will see massive layoffs, decline in 2013

Hospitals are expected to cut some 93,000 jobs in 2013 in anticipation of ObamaCare. A former presidential candidate and conservative advocate says America needs to prepare for major changes in the medical industry.