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Milton J. Madison - An American Refugee Now Living in China, Where Liberty is Ascending

Federalism, Free Markets and the Liberty To Let One's Mind Wander. I Am Very Worried About the Fate of Liberty in the USA, Where Government is Taking people's Lives ____________________________________________________________________________________________ "Extremism in defense of liberty is no vice. Tolerance in the face of tyranny is no virtue." -Barry Goldwater-

Friday, September 17, 2010

No more control.........

Why do Democrats favor massive, what has proven to be almost completely wasteful, spending over tax cuts? Because....
1. Tax cuts to be effective have to return funds to people that actually pay taxes and these are the people that earn, work, invest and save and this is the class of people that they are vilifying.
2. Spending as we have seen by Democrats these days is targeted not towards what potentially may be effective but as payback to politically connected friends and favored groups such as unions.
3. Expecting that the economy will eventually turn around, the stimulus spending will be justified irrespective of actual impact whereas tax cuts gives decision making to Americans and the millions of deployment decisions that this implies. Its much more difficult to take credit for decisions that millions of American make vs. the opiate of 'brilliant' singular government Soviet style central planning.
But the problem with Democrats is even more insidious than my simple 3 points above. It is their desire for control. Control how we do things, what we do, what we buy, how we behave, what we think and whole host of other behaviors by a free people. These people believe that they are so much smarter and more brilliant than you and I and think that they are more capable in running our lives than we are....
Political control is what’s killing us. It is expressed in hundreds of ways: high tax rates with carefully tailored exceptions, massive bailouts, laws rigged to favor government-controlled industries, restrictions on resource development, and a vast poppy field of subsidies and penalties. The Democrats have added thousands of pages of fabulously expensive legislation since Obama took office. Two messages echo through those pages: Obey and be rewarded. Resist and be punished.

This is not appropriate behavior for a government that was meant to live in awe of the people’s boundless freedom, and work carefully with limited powers to accomplish its sworn duties. Even the most apolitical citizen can now see that it’s also disastrous behavior.
I am of the opinion, why even bother rectifying this within the political system? Why not just take over Washington in a people power revolution? Take away these irresponsible people's levers of power- the ability to redistribute trillions of dollars a year of our own money. We can do so much better for ourselves than they can do for us.

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