While most conservatives obviously think we need to reduce the size of government, that's just not going to happen under Obama. Therefore, the question is whether Obama should raise taxes to better pay for all his spending? With Reagan and Bush, the feeling was we could cut taxes and increase spending (to what were record levels). Evidently many conservatives feel that is no longer the case. Given that we have a fairly liberal government that is spending loads, how do you think the government should pay for it?