TAX CUTS….While we’re on the subject of artificially increasing deficits for the sole purpose of throttling social spending, Andrew Sullivan responds to a reader who makes this point very clearly:

Give the guy points for candor. But the result of this repetitive, partisan strategy is surely an increasing level of government debt, which doesn’t only restrict future spending, but restricts future tax cuts. I hate to bring up the national interest here, as opposed to cheap partisan advantage.

Yes, Andy, we all hate to bring up the national interest when it comes to stuff like this. I’m glad to see that you’re not afraid to.

(Of course, Sullivan joins the chorus of those who say that they like tax cuts, honest they do, but what they really want is to cut spending. Fine. Let’s hear what you want to cut. And remember, for bonus points you have to include some programs that you yourself benefit from.)