On taxes

Andy Roth links to a good quote from Larry Kudlow:

“Our true choice is not between tax reduction, on the one hand, and the avoidance of large federal deficits on the other…[A]n economy hampered by restrictive tax rates will never produce enough jobs or enough profits…It is a paradoxical truth that tax rates are too high today and tax revenues are too low, and the soundest way to raise revenues in the long run is to cut rates now.”

While I like the quote, I think it is important that conservatives remember the real reason for cutting taxes: it is the people’s money, not the government’s. Too often we conservatives — myself included — find ourselves arguing for tax cuts because they increase federal revenues. From a conservative perspective, this is not at all what we want. We want the government to be smaller, not have more funds at hand with which to continually expand the already bloated welfare state.

A minor quibble, but I think worth noting…

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