The good old days...

December 27, 2000
"Bush's people will remind Greenspan that giving back $1.6 trillion in tax cuts sure beats $1.6 trillion in new spending, and that if the budget gets tight a few years hence, a tax cut is a lot easier to ditch than an entitlement."

March 22, 2011
"Conservatives have grown increasingly worried that Republicans in Congress may accept a tax hike as part of a broader deal to reduce discretionary and entitlement spending.

But Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) have pledged to Americans for Tax Reform president Grover Norquist they will not support any deficit reduction package that increases taxes."