I remember the 1993 debate about tax hikes and all the scare tactics used by the GOP. IMHO it turned out to be total bullshit, thanks in part to Newt's spending cuts as well as the tax hikes. Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1993 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Here we are again, in 2011 and we're hearing the same tax hike hype by the GOP. This is a very simple poll. If the vote was put to a referendum, whose plan would you vote for, the GOP plan to cut taxes for those making over $250k and cut entitlements, or the dems plan to get $3 in spending cuts for every $1 in tax increases?