Charles Krauthammer: Republicans need to call Obama's sequester bluff

Published: Sunday, Feb. 10 2013 12:00 a.m. MST

Then we can take up real tax reform. Reprise the landmark Reagan-Tip O'Neill-Bill Bradley tax reform of 1986, a revenue-neutral spur to economic growth and efficiency, and to fairness for those not powerful enough to manipulate the tax code.

The country needs tax reform. But first it needs to rein in out-of-control spending. To succeed in doing that, Republicans must remain united under one demand: cuts with no taxes — or we will let the sequester go into effect.

The morning after, they should sit down with Obama for negotiations on real tax reform as recommended by the president's own Simpson-Bowles commission: broaden the base, lower the rates.

Any time, any place. Geneva, perhaps? The skiing is good. Skeet shooting, too.

Charles Krauthammer's email address is letters@charleskrauthammer.com.

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