This would explain a lot

Statement #9 on Time‘s Mark Halperin’s list of the reasons that the Republican Party is doing so poorly:

The near impotence of the right’s long-term Big Three issues (national security, taxes, and social issues).

If Republicans are putting all economic issues under the category of “Taxes,” that might explain why they’re doing so poorly as a political party. The Washington Monthly piece notes that House Minority Whip Eric Cantor’s (R-VA) “Solutions Center,” has a single item in its’ toolbag, a single answer for every problem “Taxes. Lower them.”

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