One issue I’ve never been conflicted about is taxes. I wasn’t sent to Washington to raise anybody’s taxes to pay for more wasteful spending and this election doesn’t change my principles. This election was a disappointment, without doubt, but let’s be clear about something: the House is still run by Republicans, and Republicans still maintain a robust minority in the Senate. I know some people out there think Tuesday’s results mean Republicans in Washington are now going to roll over and agree to Democrat demands that we hike tax rates before the end of the year. I’m here to tell them there is no truth to that notion whatsoever.
Boehner has equally dug in. So the mood of Washington Republicans is pretty emphatic at this point — tax hikes are off the table until President Obama and the Democrats propose real spending cuts.
Seems like there’s plenty of fight in the dog. Prepare for a long winter.