Reply Thu 18 Jul, 2013 10:03 pm
And this estimation is conservative, based on sober economic assumptions and the dug-in tax and spending positions of the two parties, both powerfully abetted
by lobbies and special interests which fight for every paragraph of loophole
ridden tax code and each line of a grossly bloated budget.

What is the "dug-in tax"?
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Reply Fri 19 Jul, 2013 12:00 am
Dug-in means firm or inflexible and is referring to the positions on tax and spending.
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Reply Fri 19 Jul, 2013 03:49 am

Yes. Dug-in positions, not dug-in tax.

The metaphor refers to soldiers "digging-in" or forming trenches etc. to defend a key location in a battle.
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