Friar Bijou wrote:
You give up your entitlement (mortgage tax break) and you might be justified in bitching about other entitlements (food stamps).
I would gladly give up the mortgage tax deduction (all deductions of all kinds actually) if it meant zero federal spending on food stamps, welfare, medicaid, etc. Hell. Let's not stop there. Let's end taxes and spending on social security and medicare as well. And let's implement a flat tax while we're at it. No more playing favorites at all.
You in? Cause I am. And so are the majority of conservatives. Right now. Let's do this!
Hypocrisy is selectively deciding what entitlements you want to eliminate (and for the record a tax deduction isn't an entitlement, but whatever). I'm willing to bet that you would not be willing to remove all federal tax deductions if the cost was removing all federal social spending. So who's the hypocrite?
You're also willing to end the EITC as well, right? That's a deduction as well. No? Hypocrite. This is really the wrong game to play with a conservative.
Edited, Jan 17th 2013 5:07pm by gbaji