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.
When Joe Biden escaped from his Washington lair to hit the campaign trail, who could have guessed that he would come up with a slogan so perfectly suited to what his party is doing to America? Offensive inflection aside, his “back in chains” remark should be adopted by Republicans and used until the GOP wears it out.
Now that our highest court has helped to affirm the Obama Plan and has admitted that America’s new health care system is a tax, many of us are feeling a lot like our forefathers did more than two centuries ago. We like to think we have come far since 1776, but in one big way very little has changed, even though government health care would have been as unheard of to the colonists as space flight.
Janet Napolitano is helping Democrats sound the warning siren about cybersecurity and terrorism, but the everyday damage done by federal information systems is a lot less spectacular than the doomsday threats we are hearing in the push for a cybersecurity bill (see: The Real Cyber Threat Is From Politicians and Bureaucrats).
Yesterday morning Republicans were resolute. Democrats were incensed. The president was toeing the line between compromise and censure. Everyone involved was giving signals that the year-end payroll tax cut package was doomed until after Washington’s Christmas vacation (see: Congress Pounds a Holly Stake Through Middle Class Hearts).
Like common panhandlers, Democrats have been begging to finance their habits. Granted, the Obama class war is more coercive than what you would expect from your typical urban beggar, but the idea is the same. Out of money and options, Democrats have been hitting up the wealthy for spending money since January 2009.