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November 25, 2012

Surprising No One, Lindsey Graham Pledges To Violate Prior Pledge

If you can't trust a conservative stalwart like Lindsey Graham, who can you trust?

On ABCs This Week, Senators Lindsey Graham and Dick Durbin discussed the fiscal cliff and the possibility of a bipartisan deal on tax increases and spending cuts. Graham repeatedly indicated to host George Stephanopoulos that he is open to raising revenues, though not through raising tax rates, saying, I will violate [American for Tax Reform's] pledge for the good of the economy.

As the South Carolina electorate knows, D.C. doesn't have a revenue problem, it has a spending problem.

I know Graham thinks he can trade tax increases for spending cuts, but history has proven time and again that neither the new revenues nor the promised spending cuts ever arrive ("Doc Fix" anyone?). And the deficit and debt keep on growing.

Here's an idea: cut federal outlays back just to 2007's bloated, exorbitant total that makes a mockery of the term "limited government" and then we'll talk.


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