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The Assault on Paul Ryan's Roadmap, Cont.

The liberal bait and switch.

4:05 PM, Feb 11, 2010 • By MATTHEW CONTINETTI
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The Democrats are hiding behind their proposal for a fiscal commission. They want it to solve the problem for them. Why the silence? Because the preferred liberal solution to the fiscal crisis is tax increases, from a Value Added Tax, to Eisenhower-level marginal rates on high incomes, to higher rates on capital gains and dividends. As long as they keep the focus on Ryan's plan, liberals do not have to put forward a plan of their own. Eventually, the gambit will be exposed as a classic bait and switch. But by then it may be too late.

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