We’re at 15 percent revenue, and historically it’s been closer to 20 percent. We’ve never had a war without a tax, and now we’ve got two. … Absolute bullshit.
And Simpson is -- or, I should say, was -- a prominent Republican during his Washington days. And he was co-chair of Obama's deficit reduction commission, which issued a report urging tax increases to balance the budget.
For Simpson to say this, Tea Partiers will equate him to being a Muslim, or a Nazi, or anti-American. Certainly not a Republican anymore.