Monday, January 12, 2009

The Word No One Dares Mention...

I didn't hear it at Gov. Jay Nixon's swearing-in, and I doubt sincerely I'll hear it at President-elect Obama's either.

It's the third rail of American politics, despite its instrumental role in lifting us out of every significant recession we have ever faced.

That dirty word?


That's right, tax, as in, why is there absolutely no talk of taxes unless it is in the context of cutting taxes? Is there no editorial board in Missouri, or the United States, for that matter, courageous enough to throw tax increases on the table?

In Missouri, we'll apparently cut social services, let our public schools stagnate at best and gut our university system before we'll even discuss the "t word..." Madness, I say....


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