I’m in Charlottesville, VA tonight having combined a business trip with a campus visit for my oldest daughter, who’s a senior in high school. I’m happy to report (being the Virginia residents that we are) that she really liked what she saw today on her informal tour with a friend who’s a first-year student here.
But I didn’t have time to follow the Senate debate on the health bill today, nor to think of anything else to post. But Donald Marron posted something today that I honestly meant to blog on earlier this week–President Obama arguing with George Stephanopoulos about what is or is not a “tax.” Of course, this is not “news” to me given how the Administration has referred to their proposed “revenue enhancements” as “factors” and “things” before–anything but the dreaded “T word.”
So I don’t feel like slicing and dicing the various definitions of “tax” tonight, because having just given a talk on fiscal responsibility and the federal budget today (here in Charlottesville), all I feel like saying about it is I don’t care what you call it, we need to stop wimping out behind labels and find the courage to “just do it.”