http://us.f356.mail.yahoo.com/ym/ShowLetter?Idx=0&Search=&YY=67512&order=down&sort=date&pos=0 Newt Gingrich Watch your pocket and warn your friends: The tax-increase gang is gathering momentum. For the last five years, President Bush and the congressional Republicans have generally been terrific in fighting for continuing tax cuts and in rejecting any effort to raise taxes. These tax cuts have powered the entrepreneurial drive which has given us the fastest growth rate of any industrialized country (5.3% last quarter). However, the left rejects all the evidence that tax cuts are working. They are desperate for more money for the federal government to pay for more bureaucracy, take care of more public-employee union members (now by far the largest part of the union movement) and increase dependency on the bureaucracy. But the left knows it cannot openly support a tax increase. So instead the left will attempt to steal conservative language and talk about "balancing the budget." But be warned: It's a step-by-step conspiracy to raise your taxes. Here's how it works: Step One: To "balance the budget," the liberal left will explain that everything has to "be on the table" -- by which they mean tax increases. Step Two: Then they will explain that serious transformation of entitlements such as personal Social Security savings accounts or health savings accounts for Medicare are impossible and therefore off the table. Step Three: Then they will explain that there is a bipartisan pork coalition among incumbents who will make it impossible to control spending. Step Four: Finally, balancing the budget will be defined as a big tax increase and everyone who is against the big tax increase will be attacked as fiscally irresponsible. We have been here before, and we have seen this dance done again and again. The only way to stop it is to not let it get started. No conservative should agree to a bipartisan effort to balance the budget if it includes tax increases, because in the end, that is all we will get. The time to draw the line is now.