The MSM and the left love to scream hypocrisy at Conservatives, Tea-Partiers, and anyone from the GOP who oppose higher taxes all the while demanding we get serious about lowering the national debt.
But it is really simple, and not hypocritical: we need to lower debt by cutting government spending. Full stop.
Tax increases give sustenance to the spenders; we need to stop feeding that beast - now.
Oh yes, cutting spending in any big way will require a lot of pain and get a lot of people mad - ask Chris Christie. But cutting must be done, and done without any more tax increases.
And sorry President Obama, we're not for "tax cuts for the rich." We're simply against raising taxes for anyone - especially the middle class. Please don't insinuate otherwise, you're just further pissing us off, if that's possible.
Are we for temporary tax cuts like a payroll tax holiday? Yes, as an economic stimulus, which is needed. But given our druthers we'd make the cuts more supply side and offset the tax cuts with spending cuts. How about a 10% wage and benefit cut for Federal employees?
So look, you may not like the spending cuts we favor, but we're not hypocrites - we're debt hawks who oppose higher taxes. Get used to us.
Oh, and even if, for instance, we think Social Security needs to be means tested, we'll still cash the checks until we get that law enacted for everyone. That's not hypocritical either. If you think it is hypocrisy then you ought to be sending in the higher taxes you favor even though that's not in effect either. Else, shut up, hypocrite.