By Scott St. Clair | The Save Jersey Blog
In advocating a tax hike, Donald Trump finally splits the blanket when it comes to any claim to be a Republican. His pro-abortion, pro-gun control, pro-crony capitalism record is now augmented by a “no problem” willingness to raise taxes.
It’s immaterial on who they’re raised – high-income earners, low-income earners or the middle class – the only thing that matters is he thinks a tax increase, not a reduction in spending, is peachy.
The Donald is a Democratic wolf in Republican sheep’s clothing, so let’s quit kidding ourselves that he represents conservative principles. He doesn’t – he’s as much a Democrat on policy as Hillary Clinton or Barack Obama.
Taxes should be slashed for every American taxpayer irrespective of income level, especially since the federal government raked in a record more than $3 trillion in fiscal year 2014. The government has plenty of money – it simply spends what it gets stupidly and wastefully, something Trump ignores.
As former President Ronald Reagan, a real conservative Republican, said 35 years ago, “The problem is not that people are taxed too little, the problem is that government spends too much.”
That profligacy is worse today than at any other time, with The Donald wanting to add fuel to the big-government fire rather than douse it. America can’t tolerate stealth-Democrat Donald Trump in the White House.