It isn’t easy being right all the time

Dear Conservative/Libertarian Center-rightists,

I’ve been enjoying posting about swapping all income taxes for either one big, or a series of small, consumption taxes.

One of the most powerful arguments in my favor is the exceedingly strong likelihood that if we fail to bargain now (next 2-4 years), we will lose the entire battle and end up with ALL the taxes, and no reform of our obscene welfare system.

I’m proven right again, of course, by Republicans.

Voinovich calls for gas-tax hike.

Bargain now, while we are strengthening, or lose it all later.  For God’s sake conservatives, stop playing “not to lose” in a battle already lost.  Your only choice is to play to win.