At Debate, Yepsen Cites GOP 'Dogma Against Taxes' as Obstruction to Fixing Bridges
In two weeks, ABC's This Week will gather Democrats for a debate. Will their “dogma against cutting spending” be cited as an impediment to prioritizing money to fix bridges?
Part of the August 5 exchange between Yepsen and Giuliani:
YEPSEN: In Minnesota, Governor Pawlenty, who vetoed an increase in his state gas tax, said now he may consider one. Is this Republican dogma against taxes now precluding the ability of you and your party to come up with the revenues that the country needs to fix its bridges?
GIULIANI: David, there's an assumption in your question that is not necessarily correct, sort of the Democratic liberal assumption: I need money, I raise taxes.
YEPSEN: Then what are you going to cut, sir? What do you cut?