Re: Becoming our mother?

From: Jeff Bone (
Date: Sun Mar 18 2001 - 20:36:35 PST

"Joseph S. Barrera III" wrote:

> What pisses me off is that I've paid huge amounts in taxes, feeling
> okay about it because it was paying off the debt, and now Bush is
> going to hand it all back to the old rich who still have money in this
> post-crash economy.

What a load of crap, Barrera. I'm so sick of this whiny liberal rhetoric I could
scream. (Maybe you aren't a lib, Barr, I dunno --- but you sure drank their

It's *their* --- i.e., the "old rich's" --- money. Give it back to them. Okay,
so *you've* paid "huge" amounts --- you should get some of yours back, too, in the
same proportion relative to the "rich" as you've given. Enough with the
"regressive tax" bullshit. Just because one party *can* pay more than another
doesn't mean they *should have to.* I think it's fair to scale any cuts in such a
way that they benefit those who were put upon by earlier tax policy. IMO, the
Bush proposal doesn't go far enough in that direction.

Bottom line, the gov't's job isn't --- or shouldn't be --- to redistribute
wealth. Or have we become the United Socialist States of Amerika while I wasn't
looking? Don't listen to me, listen to what someone with a wee bit more political
cred has to say:

     "To take from one because it is thought that his own industry and that
     of his father's has acquired too much, in order to spare to others, who,
     or whose fathers have not exercised equal industry and skill, is to
     violate arbitrarily the first principle of association--the guarantee to
     every one of a free exercise of his industry and the fruits acquired by

         -- Thomas Jefferson: Note in Tracy's "Political Economy," 1816.


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