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“Government Needs the Money”

By on 11.13.06 | 4:50PM

Who said that? Hillary Clinton? Howard Dean?

No, our own Ben Stein on the Neil Cavuto show, arguing for a tax increase on the rich.

Oh, Ben, say it isn't so!

Worse, Ben said that the reason we had a surplus in the 1990s was due to Bill Clinton's tax hike. Well, it also had a lot to do with the spending restraint imposed by the GOP under Gingrich.

New taxes usually lead to eras of new spending.

Oh, Ben, please repent your ways!

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