Gut Rumbles
 

September 20, 2004

duh?

This article is kind of dry, because it was written by someone with a background in economics or science rather than literature and woman-chasing. But the bottom-line truth remains: I can spend my own money better than the federal government can.

Acting in your own self-interest, you’ll make your own money go farther, to much better effect, than if a disinterested third party spends your money on your behalf (often on things with which you might vehemently disagree). That’s the end result of lower taxes—a more productive, more efficient, higher-employment economy, controlled by the individual wage-earning engineers who created it.

Why is that fact so difficult to understand for some people?

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And when we're thru selling out the country to the Chinese to pay for the loans that we need because we're addicted to big guv'ment spending and pork barrel politices, everyone will be happy! Tax and spend, or Borrow and spend, everybody gotta spend.

What happened to the party of fiscal conservatism?
:)

Posted by: Lurch on September 20, 2004 09:46 PM

I can answer that.

If you're uneducated and/or lazy, you'd much rather the government cover most of your expenses, and you really don't give a shit who ultimately ends up paying for your inadequacies.

On the other extreme, if you're rich and/or famous, and you really don't feel the urge to give freely to selective charities, you figure you can still come out smelling like a rose by supporting the party that robs from the working to give to the unworking.

Posted by: Key on September 21, 2004 08:48 AM

Most people do understand it. Those who dispute this truth are simply trying to cover up the fact that they are thieves.

Posted by: Brett on September 21, 2004 09:48 AM
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