George Will and I are not foxhole buddies.
We're not even political or philosophical buddies.
So when George says something I agree with, it's a wake-up for me.
In his January 2 column in the Washington Post, he says, rightly enough, that our American way of life "cannot be funded [simply] by taxing 'the rich'," and he blames Republicans and Democrats who are "ardent in embracing decadent democracy."
That's an all-too-accurate buzzword: "decadent democracy" refers to the failure -- no, the inability -- of our elected representatives to impose taxes and fees – that covers everything, income taxes, carbon and other energy taxes, environmental taxes -- that will appropriately pay for all the government goods and services and safety that we all want.
We all need to pay more taxes now, we need to impose a carbon tax, we need to force individuals and businesses to pay the full economic cost of the goods and services that they consume and produce...