Taxes are often the most common mark of discussion — and disagreement — during heady election battles. Indeed, the tax issue is implicit in Pat Toomey’s campaign slogan, "More Jobs, Less Government."
But as Kevin Williamson often argues at Exchequer, the real problem in the growth of government is spending, and Pat Toomey seems to grasp that fact. And that "Stop Spending!" rallying cry is the motive force among Tea Partiers and independents — crucial constituencies for a Toomey victory.
The following is transcribed from Toomey’s appearance on Fox News yesterday: