Tackling the budget deficit: What's it really going to take?


Washington Post

columnist E.J. Dionne, looking down the field a tad, tackles an issue that no one wants to discuss now or perhaps ever, but hey, it's a dirty job and somebody has to do it.

The issue: raising taxes. Taxes won't be raised during the nation's pronounced recession, but after the recovery starts, the nation will have to turn its discussion to income taxes and the budget deficit.