Democrats seem to think raising taxes is a vital ingredient in the recipe for righting the nation's unbalanced budget. Republicans, on the other hand, appear to be armed only with scalpels and cold stares. So who's right? Or, as common sense suggests, isn't a little bit of both important? Maybe a lot of both if a $16 trillion hole is going to be filled in? Not according to U.S. Rep. Raul Labrador. Before you shoosh the freshman from Idaho as a tea party propagandist or ultraconservative curmudgeon, hear him out. In a meeting this week with The Press editorial board and during two town halls in North Idaho, Labrador waved off higher-tax acclamation like it was a stingerless bee. “The problem in the United States is spending,” he told the editorial board. “The only problem we have is spending”/Coeur d'Alene Press Editorial Board. More here.
Question: Is Congressman Raul Labrador right in saying that the only problem with the U.S. budget is the spending?