Everything needs to be considered to ease the country's debt burden, said Rep. Justin Amash of Cascade Township, a Republican with libertarian views. "I don't think it would be a good idea to raise tax rates," he said, but added, "I am not going to take anything off the table if we can resolve some of our biggest issues as a country."Government taxes is one of two big issues. Without the Fed printing press and taxation, the government couldn't support any of its interventionist policies. Why would you not take raising taxes off the table? In fact, cutting taxes aggressively should be put on the table.
Amash is being a politician here (and a bad one) and not a libertatrian. A libertarian should be advancing the libertarian cause, not advancing the state by agreeing to higher taxes. Sad.
(ht Felix Bronstein)