The Limits Of The Anti-Tax Mantra

by Patrick Appel

Bruce Bartlett has column a few days ago whacking Republicans for opposing any and all taxes. Money quote:

[It] would be better to pay for health reform some other way. But if Republicans refuse to propose any alternative, insisting instead that taxes should never be raised for any reason, they pretty much guarantee that Democrats will raise the top rate. If that happens, Republicans will bear some responsibility as well.

Drum seconds him. Ezra Klein follows up with an interview today.