Come Saturday Morning: Are Tax Hikes No Longer a Political Third Rail?

By: Saturday July 7, 2012 6:45 am

The 1993 Clinton tax hike that saved the economy and which helped lead to the Clinton Boom is also what has been blamed for the Democrats losing Congress in 1994, and to this day Democratic veterans of that time often react with shudders when talking about 1994. It would be nice to see that conventional wisdom finally proved wrong.


Toxic Shock: Poll Confirms Social Security Cuts Are Still Political Third Rail

By: Friday November 19, 2010 5:22 pm

Cutting Social Security benefits, either directly or by raising the retirement age, is deeply unpopular. No Democrat should even entertain the notion, especially given that the trust fund currently solvent for the next two decades, and the public is clearly behind the more progressive alternative to dealing with any future shortfall.

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