Why Not Raise Taxes?

I’d long thought the the size and scope of the federal government was a problem. It requires a lot of money to have the expansive state that we do. But Americans love it. They want huge, inefficient social welfare programs. They want a military that is involved throughout the world. They don’t want a single cut in any program, no matter how redundant or wasteful it is. What’s more, they’re generally on board with huge expansions in the scope of government, such as Obamacare with its attendant m…

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