Source:The New Democrat
“Benjamin Franklin said that: “When the people find that they can vote themselves money that will herald the end of the republic.” How prescient and true. Once theft and redistribution by government is considered acceptable, the downward spiral of civilization begins. It can last for decades, or even centuries. But the end result is always bankruptcy as countless factions ruthlessly fight with one another to be on the receiving end of the heist. When theft by government is no longer considered acceptable, the upward march of civilization resumes.”
This blog is perfect timing ( if I may say so myself ) because CNN had a marathon of town halls on Monday with like 5 Democratic presidential candidates including Senator’s Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders ( the two farthest left Democratic presidential candidates ) and they’re both making the basic argument that the rich has too much money and everyone else doesn’t have enough and are struggling to pay their basic bills like college, health care, paid leave, etc and that it’s the job of the Federal Government to come in and somehow correct that. And say that it’s wrong for rich people to even be rich to begin with, especially when we have so many Americans who are struggling just to pay their own bills.
There are two questions that any voter and taxpayer should ask any politician or candidate who is seeking reelection or a new office, when they make a lot of promises to people about new government services, especially if they argue that these new services would be free:
How are you going to pay for all of these so-called free services? If they say the rich are going to pay for it with some new wealth tax ( lets say ) then you should ask especially if you’re familiar with the Internal Revenue Service, our tax code, and how the wealthy avoid paying taxes ( including these so-called Hollywood Leftists ) who is going to pay for these new and current government services when the wealthy avoids paying their new taxes. The only way that government can pay for anything when they’re short on revenue like through tax avoidance are two ways: pass those taxes onto the middle class. Or just just borrow that money from China or another country and add to their budget deficit and debt.
I would have a lot more respect for these Socialists running for office ( whether they’re self-described Socialists or not ) if they were just upfront and candid about how they would pay for their new government services and just say: “you middle class taxpayers are going to pay for these new government services through new payroll taxes or other new taxes.” Or they could say that they believe that deficits and debt doesn’t matter and therefor we could just borrow the money from other countries and add to our deficits and debt. But don’t overpromise and pander especially to young voters, especially young Democrats who tend to be overly idealistic to begin with and believe that government can solve every problem itself, if you just give it the money to do that.