The Question That the MSM Will Never Ask Democrats
In August of 2011, in the Fox News Iowa debate, Republican candidates had the question posed to them by Fox News moderator Bret Baier: Would they would walk away from a deal that would provide $10 in real spending cuts for every $1 in new taxes? That question came up at about the 44 minute mark of the Iowa debate. None of the candidates would bite and they all agreed that they would not support tax increases.
That same question was brought up again by Wolf Blitzer in the CNN debate of November 22, 2011;
BLITZER: “Here’s the question, though. Would you compromise — all of you have said you wouldn’t accept any tax increases at all, even if there were 10 — 10 times as many spending cuts. So would you just let the gridlock continue, Governor Perry, or would you compromise under those circumstances?”
So, the premise is that Republicans must be intransigent and uncompromising. Well, let’s turn the question around. Let’s ask Barack Obama, Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi: Will they agree to $15 trillion in real spending cuts over ten years if Republicans agree to the $1.5 trillion in new taxes, over the next decade, that Barack Obama requested in his proposed 2013 budget?
Would you not love to see Bret, Wolf, Brian Williams or Diane Sawyer pose that question to any Democrat, let alone the Democrat troika of Barry, Harry and Nancy?