Senator Rand Paul suggest Republicans should step back and let the Obama White House and the Democratic Party own the tax increases they seem to want so badly. His suggestion shows a far more aggressive and tactically sharper approach than has been put forth by the Republican Leadership – one that likely has Democrats hoping is not taken up by more Republicans.
(“Let the Democrats be the party of high taxes…Let them own it.”)
EXCERPT: (via Hot Air)
Rand Paul: Let Dems raise taxes and own the result
Are higher taxes inevitable? If they are, Senator Rand Paul wants no Republican fingerprints on them. Last night, he told Greta van Susteren on Fox News that House Republicans should pass a bill with their specific plan to cut spending and fix the tax code to address the fiscal-cliff issues, and dare the Senate to take it up. If Democrats refuse, then Paul wants the House to hold a vote on the Democratic plan, with Republicans voting “present” to allow Democrats to pass the bill. That way, the economic damage from tax hikes will be totally owned by Democrats, and Republicans will have kept their hands clean. LINK
Here is a clip of Senator Paul speaking with the always-good Larry Kudlow. THIS is the kind of mix it up strategy Republicans need to incorporate against a Democratic Party that is now fully engaged in aggressively pushing for its socialist agenda during Barack Obama’s second term.