10 Dec

Let It Burn

DrewM @ Ace of Spades HQ:

…If you think we’re just one or two tactical moves and a great candidate away from political victory, you’re not in the Let It Burn camp.

2- Gabe and several commenters yesterday wondered, why isn’t Bob Corker’s “tax cuts now, entitlements later” idea consistent with Let It Burn?

The answer is simple: It’s a deliberate action is based on doing several things- raising taxes and then magically reforming entitlements.

Even if the GOP managed to “win” this standoff with Obama by generating more revenue through tax reform than hiking tax rates, who cares? We don’t have a revenue problem, we have a spending problem.

“Let It Burn” is about inaction. There’s no point in trying do anything that avoids going over the fiscal cliff/sequestration. Remember, the deal that got us to this point was agreed to by House Republicans, Senate Democrats and signed by Obama. That’s as bi-partisan as it gets. I’ve heard from squishy low information voters, Obama and the media that “bi-partisan problem solving” is the Holy Grail of politics. Well, here it is.

Will it lead to massive disruptions? Yes. That’s the point. The current system is rigged against conservative. We should play no part in its perpetuation. If you can’t win the game, concede and start new one. That’s the heart of Let It Burn.

This isn’t some petty “I lost so I’m taking my ball and going home” tirade. This is what people want. It’s simply not sustainable. If we can’t stop them, we don’t have to continue to enable them either.

Bill Kristol has a column attacking the Wall Street Journal for opposing any tax hikes. John Podhoretz challenges any conservative to argue with it. Well, I just did.

What Podhoretz should have done is challenge any Republican to argue against Kritol’s analysis. That can’t be done in a serious way.

We need to start disassociating conservatism from the GOP. We’ve tried it for 30 years. It hasn’t worked.

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Curt served in the Marine Corps for four years and has been a law enforcement officer in Los Angeles for the last 20 years.

2 Responses to Let It Burn

  1. Nan G says: 1

    Let’s say the ”fiscal cliff” is avoided and Obama gets what he wanted:
    1. tax hikes on the rich to supposedly bring in $1.6 trillion over 10 years.
    2. no cuts (for now).

    That is only $160 billion a year.
    We burn through $4.8 billion a day!
    So, that gives us an ”extra” 33.3 days.
    Then what?
    We’re still broke.
    How can Obama blame Bush or Republicans for this?

    Every day we get more stories about tax avoidance from ”the rich.”
    http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-12-10/rich-gain-as-companies-seek-to-beat-obama-tax-increases.html
    http://www.myfoxny.com/story/20307940/french-star-depardieu-moves-to-lower-tax-belgium
    http://blogs.ajc.com/kyle-wingfield/2012/05/15/will-smith-id-pay-more-taxes-wait-how-much-more-video/
    Of course they are going to adjust their ways so as to avoid higher taxes….they already are!

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  2. Hard Right says: 2

    Nan, the leftist controlled media will blame the GOP no matter what.
    Really Let It Burn is more like, It’s Going To Burn NO matter What.
    We are past the point of no return.

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