Grover Norquist: Oh no you don't! I have a signed pledge here! Congressman: ...who elected Grover? Deficits
Again with the generalizations. I think a lot of liberals understand that, without reducing spending, tax increases are pointless at this time. I really don’t know anyone of any stripe who believes that tax increases alone will solve anything, not even liberals. On the other hand, they and a lot of conservatives realize that if there was more income, in addition to spending cuts, the deficit would shrink faster or with less pain than it would if there were no extra income.
What many conservatives believe, however, is that there is always room to cut, and there is no need to increase income. In a perfect world, I would agree, but this ain’t perfect. Considering that the problem has taken decades to create and will take more than a couple months to resolve, and that it carries serious consequences for failure to resolve, the idea of taking any idea off of the table, making it untouchable, is ludicrous. And that’s why this toon makes fun of Norquist and his juvenile idea.
I have observed that, with few exceptions, a lot of people on this site agree more than they realize, and if they would stop generalizing and calling each other names, it would become more apparent. Not trying to be preachy, just giving an opinion.