So you think there is some mandate that says all new revenues must be spent on additional crap?<quoted text> No they don't because any revenue increase is promptly spent. Just like the so-called $85 billion raised by the payroll tax increase. Took them 5 minutes to send it up to the northeast.
My God, get a f*cking brain.
The deficit is the difference between money spent & revenues generated. To reduce the deficit, spending cuts and/or revenue increases lower that deficit.
And really, you don't think that the billions because of Sandy would not have been spent without that extra revenue?