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Chris Dierkes

Chris Dierkes (aka CJ Smith). 29 years old, happily married, adroit purveyor and voracious student of all kinds of information, theories, methods of inquiry, and forms of practice. Studying to be a priest in the Anglican Church in Canada. Main interests: military theory, diplomacy, foreign affairs, medieval history, religion & politics (esp. Islam and Christianity), and political grand bargains of all shapes and sizes.

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  1. Re: How to pay for all this spending.

    I might be completely wrong, but I think if Democrats are half as successful with their plans as they hope to be, they might be able to persuade Americans to accept a modest tax hike as payback for new jobs, keeping their home, etc. They will argue that it’s about not passing on the burden to our kids (and they would be right) and consider it sort of a ‘pay it forwards’ scenario (no pun in tended).Report

  2. Avatar Bob says:

    Mike, I think you have it right. Tax rates don’t usually rank high as an issue. Almost a year ago, April 14, 2008, Gallup asked, “Do you regard the income tax you will pay this year fair?” The result:
    Yes, fair – 60%
    No, not fair – 35%
    No opinion – 5%Report