"House Republican leaders endorsed a far-reaching plan Monday to rein in the national debt that would raise $800 billion in new tax revenue ..."
And that is where I stopped reading this article in the Washington Post. For the 1,000,000th time--Republicans are evil. The party is hopelessly statist. It cannot be reformed. All liberty- and libertarian-leaning Republicans should just give up on what Tom DiLorenzo calls the Gang Of Plunderers.