I have been following the machinations in Washington over the budget/spending/debt ceiling with interest. One area that has made me do a double take is the constant mention by Democrats of raising revenue. Ok, from a business standpoint, revenue is generated when you “sell” something that someone values. You cannot have revenue by just sending someone a bill without providing something concrete (some may argue that the Government does provide services although these are not proportionate to what one “pays”) to the person paying the bill. To me, call it a tax hike and be done with it. We are not stupid – don’t try to hide it or disguise it for something it isn’t… Anyone else befuddled by the “revenue” discussion?