Quote Originally Posted by COsker View Post
Probably as many as those here who pretend to be what they are not.

I don't know that I've seen many conservatives here with a serious problem with balance; that is until someone decides that the scale needs to reside in--and be managed by--the left.
I asked a question here that I heard on a debate: Would you support $1 in tax increases in exchange for $9 in spending cuts. Many on this board responded "No, if you want to raise the taxes $1, then you should have just cut spending by $10." There is no balance.

It's a sad commentary when people demand more taxation to balance the books when you look at the pitiful way the current revenues are managed. I understand the hesitation to give our government one more plum nickel without first having some accountability in place.
We should and can fix some efficiency problems, but that's quite separate from the tax rate philosophical debate.