How do businesses reconcile their fear of regulation, taxes, and the growing certainty of government health care with their insistence on driving millions of unemployed Americans into the waiting arms of the Democratic Party? With 4.8 million long-term unemployed, we have a pool of future Democratic voters ready to be dependent on government because a protracted recession left them with little choice.
When the president’s “We Can’t Wait” label of desperation was slapped on Federal Government spending lost to waste and fraud,1,2 at least the “We Can’t” part was true. Two years have passed since the fanfare surrounding the passage of the Improper Payments Elimination and Recovery Act, a bill the president delivered with this promise:
The bipartisan bill I’m signing today will help ensure that our government serves as a responsible steward for the tax dollars of the American people, and builds on the efforts we’re taking to cut wasteful spending.³
A responsible steward is not what we have.
Like greedy pigs rolling in slop, Democrats are holding out their hands for more tax dollars despite a surplus of hundreds of billions assessed but never collected. The problem for responsible taxpayers is that public money has no value. Lawmakers can always come back to the trough for more. Dreaming up reasons to tinker with the tax code is a lot easier than collecting what we are owed by deadbeats who make up the tax gap.
Childhood arrivals are threatening to take center stage in permissive states where politicians are falling over themselves to ensure that temporarily amnestied residents know who is on their side (see: Jobless? Illegals Are Laughing In Your Face Over Deferred Action.). With two of the largest illegal immigrant populations in the country, California and Illinois are racing neck and neck so both illegal immigrants and beneficiaries of the new Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) program are happy to call their state home.
Does Mencken not translate well, or are the illegals applying for Obama’s new immigration policy, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), too busy jumping through Citizenship and Immigration Services hoops to sign up for English classes? If they took a moment to consider why our government is offering them a temporary, $465.00 stay from being deported, they might understand why DACA immunity is such a cynical political calculation.