Fattening the Beast: Obama's Ingenious Twist on an Old GOP Strategy

by Benjamin Domenech on 7:41 am July 6, 2009

“You cannot run a progressive government of the kind Obama favors by collecting only 18% of the gross domestic product in taxes … the norm over the past 40 years. Nor can you increase the tax take to 24.5% of GDP [Obama proposed spending for 2019] simply by making the rich pay more.”

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