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It’s past time to make every American pay his or her fair share. (Isn’t that the American Way? You live here, you pay taxes. And really, shouldn’t everyone pay the same rate, say, 15 percent, 17 percent? Again, only seems fair.)

So, Mr. President, higher deficits aren’t caused by lower taxes, they’re caused by higher spending (for instance, $3.45 in spending versus $2.16 in revenue).

And it doesn’t take a Harvard degree to know that. Heck, any old guy from Eureka College would see it.

Joseph Curl covered the White House and politics for a decade for The Washington Times. He can be reached at