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December 15, 2009 in Campaign 2008, Campaign 2010, Campaign 2012, Capitalism, Economy, Politics, socialism, Uncategorized | Tags: Barack Obama, Democratic Congress, economic stimulus package, Obama care, Rep. Paul Ryan, Value Added Tax, VAT | Leave a comment
from American Spectator:
By Joseph Lawler on 12.15.09 @ 2:55PM
James Pethokoukis has interviewed GOP policy wonk-in-chief Rep. Paul Ryan of Wisconsin on different policy strategies the Republicans should employ over the next five or 10 years. It’s not a bad list that Ryan comes up with. One prediction that sticks out is his pronouncement on the Dems’ plans to introduce a Value Added Tax:
The VAT is coming. They just know they can’t do it before the election. My fear is that the credit markets blow up on us again, we’ll get some shot across the bow by the bond market one of these days. And if the Democrats are still in power, that will bring us the VAT. They will say they have no choice but to do it to save the creditworthiness of the government. It will kind of be like another TARP weekend where the Treasury Secretary and the Fed chairman come to Capitol Hill hyperventilating and out of that comes a VAT. Our government is premeditating a moment like that. But there is another way with real entitlement reform, real tax reform, fulfilling health and retirement security but also paying off our debts and making our economy really competitive
For full article: http://spectator.org/blog/2009/12/15/the-taxes-are-coming