Friday, January 30, 2009

Don Wildmon on the Democrat "stimulus" scheme

I received today an email from Mr. Wildmon's AFA Action Alert, the title of which reads as follows:

The House just passed a bill raising taxes on every citizen by $3,333.

A few excerpts from the email:

The U.S. House of Representatives just passed The American Recovery & Reinvestment Act of 2009 (H.R. 1). This bill, which eventually will cost one trillion dollars, will increase the amount of taxes owed by every person in America by $3,333.

But you don't need to worry because you will never have to pay it. Neither will your children. It will be your grandchildren and their children who will pay this tax. It is utterly immoral to force our great-grandchilden to pay off our debt.

Add this amount to the $35,000 which every individual already owes, and that increases each individual's debt to $38,000.

Okay, okay, enough already!

I do not take exception to these claims for the sake of taking exception to them, and I respect Mr. Wildmon and the work he does, truly, but this is just b.s.; a simple misrepresentation of the facts taken right out of the leftist playbook. As if to say that every citizen, or, every great grandchild of every citizen now living, owns an equal share of this debt. Bull!

Let's be honest (i.e., non-liberal), a dwindling minority in this country are actual net-taxpayers. And unless we have a mass epiphany in this country, and completely change the way we collectively think in terms of government taxation and spending, which isn't going to happen, by the time it comes time to "pay up" there won't be enough taxpayers left to pay the interest on our debt, much less to make a dent in the principal.

But look, at this point in the game we might just as well devote our energies to developing a massive cork to put in Vesuvius. If you catch my drift.