You know, that in every election almost every party talks about cutting taxes someway or another.  If this were really true, we would be down to a zero tax rate 30 years ago!

Why can’t candidates ever just say “we’re going to try and make things a bit more efficient, and change the direction of some programs, but we might need to collect some taxes to support these useful programs, while we might save a little in some not as useful programs.” 

I guess that doesn’t get the electorate that excited.  Too bad–a little truth would be appreciated now and then.