Higher Taxes Won't Teach The U.S. To Spend Less

In "Washington fiddles, the economy drifts" (Editorials, May 17) you make the statement: "And if [spending] cuts are made, Republicans must agree to higher taxes--if not corporate taxes, then certainly consumption, such as energy." This statement is absurd. The problem with the U.S. government is not a shortage of revenues but a surplus of spending. Only by accepting this fact and managing the excessive spending can the U.S. get its house in order.

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