tax-and-spend

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tax-and-spend

spending freely and taxing heavily. (Referring to a legislative body that repeatedly passes expensive new laws and keeps raising taxes to pay for the cost. Fixed order.) I hope that people do not elect another tax-and-spend Congress this time. The only thing worse than a tax-and-spend legislature is one that spends and runs up a worsening deficit.
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I'm talking about taking control and taxing heavily a popular out-of-control commodity: marijuana.
The Tories and Liberal Democrats are also committed to high public spending, to keeping health and education within state control and to taxing heavily.