The Democrats are still playing Lucy holding the football and Republicans are playing Charlie Brown trying to kick it.
The TAX U TRICK goes like this:
Democrats start spending money wildly, handing out goodies to a wide range of people who they want to vote for them, while Republicans complain about deficits and the national debt. Then, when the public becomes alarmed about the debts that are piling up, the Democrats get the Republicans to vote for higher taxes to deal with the debt crisis, in the name of "fiscal responsibility."
Sometimes the deal is sweetened by the Democrats promising to make spending cuts if the Republicans vote for higher taxes, so that there can be one of those "bipartisan" solutions so beloved by the media. But, after the Republicans vote for the tax increases, and come running up to find the spending cuts, the Democrats snatch away the spending cuts and the Republicans fall right on their backsides, just like Charlie Brown.
This old trick is now being unveiled by the Obama administration, like so many other old political tricks used in this "change" administration.
There is already a bipartisan commission set to provide political cover for the Democrats' wild spending that has increased the national debt from 63 percent of the country's Gross Domestic Product in 2004 to 83 percent in 2009-- and official estimates of more than 90 percent this year, with more increases in sight.
from Thomas Sowell, 7.7.2010
(sort of reminds me of when Demo-socialist Tip O'Neil promised to cut spending along with the Reagan tax cuts...he lied of course...they spent the extra 40% of revenue buying votes/growing gov-meant...so here we are in 2010 and the demo-scam lives on)