Friday, February 27, 2009

Telling it like it is

Quotations from the week:

I can't think of any ongoing enterprise in the history of mankind that is well managed by a government.
------Larry Kudlow, CNBC

We're going to be in this recession a lot longer than we thought, because as soon as we start emerging, high taxes are going to put us right back down.
--------Maria Bartiromo, CNBC

Big government is back and the Democrats are asking you to pay for it.
--------John Boehner, House Republican Leader

People are getting angry about the big spending and have started to assemble in cities across the country.
Some talking points from the New American Tea Party.

1. This is a non-partisan event — in fact, it’s critical of both parties — large-scale government interventions into the free market were kicked off under Bush, and Obama’s doing no better.

2. The American taxpayer is better at spending his money than the government. If you ask your average taxpayer if he wanted to spend millions of dollars on golf course renovations, you could be sure he’d say no.

3. Small business owners are the backbone of the economy, not large failing corporations. Amping up regulations only hurts these businesses.

4. It is our *optimism* that guides our frustration. We believe so strongly in the ingenuity and hard work of the American people, that we feel big government measures will only get in the way of their success.

Monday, February 23, 2009

A Surprise?

In the vein of the unaffordable, we today bring you Britain.....

"£2trillion - the terrifying total of our national debt... that's £33,000 for every man, woman and child in Britain...........City experts said bringing the public finances back into order would mean cutting public spending by at least £60billion - around ten per cent - in 2014, and by £100billion by 2020, as well as big tax rises."

How does a country which provides cradle to grave services for its citizens (such a nice thought) propose to cut that much spending?

And, what, by the way, is a liberal? Some say the word has been corrupted and coopted......interesting:

To be a liberal basically means you believe in individual freedom. And that you accept the responsibilities that this entails. As is clear, this outlook is worlds apart from the collectivist ideologies of those on the left.

Created by LPUK

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

When one finger points forward, others point back

Let bipartisanship begin with Barack Obama. He’s too far left and he needs to come to the center. Its time he stopped prancing around the country to sign mile-high spending bills and chastise Republicans. When he determines to stay home and govern by creating middle-of-the-road solutions, he will find all the bipartisanship support he could dream of.

Friday, February 6, 2009

Working and Paying

If you are ALREADY enriching society by working very hard every day, why would you also want to further enrich society by being one of very few who have to PAY to run that society? Paying taxes is fine, but everyone in the society should have to do it.

As we find out that more and more of our leaders are not actually paying all the tax they owe, and as congress attempts to take more people off the tax rolls entirely, something interesting may come to light. The hard workers may voluntarily take themselves off the tax rolls too, or at least make a conscious decision to spend less time enriching society...thereby impoverishing the society they live in.

Do we REALLY want to penalize the hard workers in this society by raising their taxes?