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Heh, Dems dream of “pro-growth tax hikes”

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Posted on May 3 2010 11:10 am
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by Ed Morrissey

Over the last few weeks, I’ve warned that the presidential deficit commission would serve as nothing more than a public-relations dodge to get broad-based tax hikes through Congress after Barack Obama’s repeated promises not to impose higher taxes on the middle class.  The Daily Caller reports today that the public relations part of the effort has already begun.  Democrats on the National Commission for Financial Responsibility and Reform have expressed support for “pro-growth” tax increases, and warn that “revenue” has to be part of any fix to the deficit:

Two immovable facts face Democrats on President Obama’s fiscal commission: They don’t see any way to alleviate the country’s debt without raising taxes, and they know most voters hate the thought of any tax increase.

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