President Obama says he is agnostic about keeping his campaign promises. That’s OK. I’ve been atheistic about him for a long time.
But here are some conditions before we even think about increasing taxes. These items should help offset the damage.
- Abolish public employee unions and re-instate the Hatch Act.
- Enact term limits for members of Congress. No, they do not need to be severe limits, but they do need to result in at least a 10 percent turnover. Yes, we need a Constitutional amendment to do it. So get cracking.
- Eliminate ag subsidies. Cold turkey.
Otherwise there is little point.