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The Day After November 2

What will it bring?

2:14 PM, Aug 3, 2010 • By MATTHEW CONTINETTI
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Now would be a good time, for example, for Republicans to embrace a major tax reform that would broaden the base while lowering rates. Or a permanent cut in the payroll tax. Or a Henry Clay Infrastructure Bank for Internal Improvements. Or an energy bill that would open up new areas for drilling and exploration while ending subsidies for pie-in-the-sky alternative energy. Or a major overhaul of the American welfare state that puts it on a sustainable footing while preserving benefits for everyone 55-and-over and ensuring that assistance is provided to those who need it the most.

Let me know when you see the GOP rallying behind any of this. Until then, all I'll be able to think about is that Fortune Cookie cliché, Be careful what you wish for -- because you might just get it.

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