His most recent post talks to Commentator Ann Coulter and Republican resistance to tax increases. His post is short and to the point:
My translation: Tax increases aren’t unthinkable in themselves. If we could get a deal that actually guaranteed spending cuts and also included tax increases–maybe because the spending cuts had to happen first–Coulter would take it.Then Mr Kaus adds a postscript:
P.S.: The dirtly little secret, of course, is that you can’t count on Republican congresspeople to actually implement spending cuts either, given the power of government-dependent lobbies (including both contractors and aid recipients).That is the way I see it.
Hat tip to the Instapundit.
Regards — Cliff