Debating Taxes and Tea Parties

This week’s installment of “That’s Debatable,” is a discussion of taxes and last week’s Tea Party rallies held across the country.

Each week, the website asks two veterans of Wisconsin policy and politics, Scot Ross of One Wisconsin Now and our own Brian Fraley (a Director at the John K. MacIver Institute for Public Policy) to engage in exchanges on a topic of their choosing.

From Fraley’s entry, this week:

Moving on, the catalyst of this new activism has been out-of-control spending in D.C. and Madison. Frustration over taxes, health care and even the jobs situation all point back to concerns over spending and the legacy that will leave our children and grandchildren. Now, back to the Tea Party rally. It was a larger crowd than last year and it continued to grow throughout the lunch hour. Your organization’s constant immature truck horn honking notwithstanding, the event was positive, energetic and focused. Despite the left’s attempt to paint the Tea Party ralliers as a bunch of toothless, Fox News-brainwashed, GED-correspondence school dropouts who dance to the tune of their Big-Oil and GOP puppet masters, I’ve found them to be informed, skeptical and frustrated at the ever-expanding cost and reach of government. They are not going away, they are growing in numbers everyday.

You can read the entire exchange here.