Posts Tagged by Democrats
|November 12, 2009||Posted by Anthony under Blog, Christianity and Culture, General, human rights, politics, theology|
But, besides all this, there is something which is not seen. The fifty millions expended by the State cannot be spent, as they otherwise would have been, by the tax-payers. It is necessary to deduct, from all the good attributed to the public expenditure which has been effected, all the harm caused by the prevention of private expense, unless we say that James B. would have done nothing with the crown that he had gained, and of which the tax had deprived him; an absurd assertion, for if he took the trouble to earn it, it was because he expected the satisfaction of using it, He would have repaired the palings in his garden, which he cannot now do, and this is that which is not seen. [... etc] He would have become a member of the Mutual Assistance Society, but now he cannot; this is what is not seen. (Frederic Bastiat, 1850)
Mr. Bastiat does a terrific job in showing how taxes put to the socialist’s ends only serves to diminish freedom but what I want the reader to note the connection he draws here between taxation and ‘mutual assistance.’ It is agreed by all that we should like to help our fellow man. Liberals and socialists believe they can do that better by collective administration of coerced funds than individuals can do through churches, charities, and the like.
|February 13, 2009||Posted by Anthony under Blog|
*Flash* Today Barack Obama voted ‘Present’ on the Stimulus Bill *Flash*
Washington D.C., Today Barack Obama voted present for the stimulus bill in what he joked was a “knee jerk reaction born of habit” and proof that he was, contrary to reports, “…not a, uh, uh, um, divine being or, uh, eh, uh, uh promised Messiah, but eh, uh, a human being like the rest of you mere uh, mortals…” Reportedly, Rahm Emmanuel was quick to remind the president that he was no longer a senator and didn’t have to worry about voting at all.
Obama was heard to quip, “I didn’t have time to read the bill, either, so I guess its good I don’t have to take a position on it.” Sources close to the White House report that Obama was reminded that he would have to decide whether or not to sign the bill, and that it would be his name on it if he did, and that Obama then launched a spirited speech on how he was going to bring change to Washington until it seemed no one was paying any more attention… *Flash* Breaking *Flash*