"Bold" tax cutters lack courage. That's the simple truth. They swoop into office riding populist surges that do not encourage leadership, having won their positions, invariably, on promises to roll back taxes. A true leader would be fearless in RAISING taxes.
He or she would remind us that taxes cover everything in our infrastructure, that the "extra" 50 cents in your paycheck could be vitally important if applied to bridge repair or public schools.
Fellowship and interpersonal respect are not found in polls.