Apropos of Bartlett's discussion of Americans believing they are over-taxed, and as such refusing to pay more taxes, we get this story where Arizona is eliminating Children's Health Insurance Program. Yes, of course, and absolutely. Never raise taxes, lecture me on your dedication to family values and concern for others, and enact a public policy that can be best described as: "I've got mine, fuck off."
There is no contradiction there. None at all.