I think Nixon, Regan and Clinton all cut and ran. The Vietman war was unwinnable as long as the politicals tried to run it, and there are affirmed reports by the leaders of the Viet Cong, that they were loosing until the anti war people got going in the US. Once that happened, then they could win. Because some people over here could not stomach a war. They thought and still think that wars are unneccessary and everything can be solved by talking.
You didn't answer my other question, though: when is it acknowledging failure and moving on, and when is it 'cut-and-run'? Explain that one to me, please.
Vietman had only two ways it could have been ended. 1, the way it did, by cutting and running, or 2, ignoring the politicals and let the generals in the field fight the war.
And even though the House and Senate were preparing resolutions demanding the troops be withdrawn? AND would have flayed him alive if he'd ignored them?
Congress can't do a damned thing about war. They can pass all the resolutions they want and the President can and should ignore every single one of them. The President, not the Congress is in charge of the military. The only thing the Congress can do is to not fund the war. They can not order the troops withdrawn or anything, but to cut funding.
The middle class bears the bulk of the burden...not individually, perhaps, but in circumstance, placement, and timing.
Not in income taxes. The middle class bears a ever lowering burden of it. The rich, bear a far higher share of the income taxes. Other taxes do get more poeple, like sales tax and such.
Sooner or later, your lovely little tax cut will have to be repealed. It's a simple matter of when.
Hopefully never. The tax cut is working. That's fact. What is the problem is governmental spending. Even if the taxes were high, there would still be high spending. The US Treasury has reported that the deficit is lower than expected because of unusually high tax reciepts from capital gains and such. If the people get to keep their money, they spend it. Improving the economy and giving government a larger share due to volume of sales.
If the tax cut was repealed, resulting in a tax increase
then revenue would rise, then fall as people took their money out of the market and put it in places that it can't be taxed. Like out of cocuntry. Places that people like George Soros has his hundreds of millions...