You asked for it!

Tuesday, 16 December 2008

Check this action out. Congratulations, Americans. You have let your emotions get the better of your reason and voted more of your hard-earned money out of your own pockets. Would someone kindly think through the political jargon and Newspeak that we’ve lazily allowed to infiltrate our minds and slip right past the part of the brain that actually critically questions what we absorb? Tell me how your economic outlook is stimulated by taking another ONE TRILLION DOLLARS out of your pocket and giving it–without your express approval–to someone else?

Do you even know what one trillion looks like? It’s 1,000,000,000,000. That’s $1,000 Billion. ONE MILLION MILLION! Have you ever dreamed of having $1,000,000? Now try to imagine $1,000,000 times 1,000,000! And your President-elect would like to take that from you and give it to someone else. And they need that money because they’ve been mismanaging what they already had in the first place.

How is this a good idea? How does this do anything but apply a plastic bandage to a gaping, festering, gangrene-filled wound? It doesn’t. It looks good in a news cycle and it plays well to the public to say that one has a “robust economic stimulus package.” Who doesn’t want the economy to be stimulated? It’s good for the nation to have a robust economy. The problem is that money and goods are finite. And taking from the citizenry to cover for the actions of irresponsible managers and broken tax codes is the absolute worst idea to which one might hitch his wagon. It’s even worse when the wagon doesn’t belong to him.

It’s your wagon. It’s your money. And the government that votes $1,000,000,000,000 out of your pocket like that is not acting in your best interest.

There is a stimulus plan out there, and it’s been around for a while. It’s called the FairTax. It’s the brainchild of responsible economic minds and forward-thinking Congressmen. It’s the plan to stimulate the economy by making it beneficial for companies to actually exercise good financial sense as they manage themselves. It’s the plan to stimulate the economy by putting more spending power IN YOUR POCKET. It’s the plan that puts the US at least a head and shoulders above the rest in the global economic market.

And it’s the economic plan that the politicians don’t want you to know about, because it takes the power from them and gives it to you. But this is America, and we boast a government For the people, Of the people, and By the people. Is this wishful thinking, or are we ready to get the government’s hands out of our pockets and get on to the way things ought to be?

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