If you’re wondering why the politicians in Washington are having such a difficult time reaching a deal to reduce federal deficits, the blame lies largely with the American people. The politicians are not getting any clear message from ordinary folks on what to do about spending.
President Obama, with theástrong support of most Americans, wants to make at least a dent in the deficit problem by raising taxes on the richest two percent. But most Republican lawmakers oppose that idea. They argue (falsely, of course) that a tax hike on the rich would be bad for the economy.
Beyond the ...