Memo to Professor Kotlikoff: the American people, having put up with a corrupt, dysfunctional Federal government long enough, may not stand for a doubling of their taxes while their standards of living slide ever further into third world status.
We are tired of "taxation without representation."
Of course, there is the alleged representation of Americans through the Congressional process; but thinking Americans understand, acutely, that this is no longer the reality.
The Congress is bought and paid for by the large corporations which fund campaigns, overtly and covertly, and generally get precisely the legislation they want out of Congress.
A doubling of taxes to continue life support for this government, which has absolutely no real concern about the welfare of its citizens?!? I think not, Dr. Kotlikoff!