Joe Walsh on Taxes

Last Updated : Oct 06, 2010

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Government Spending

· Principle 7 - The burden of debt is as destructive to human freedom as subjugation by conquest.

Since the end of last year, our Federal Government has gone on a spending spree unlike anything seen in human history. President Bush started the ball rolling with the TARP program and President Obama doubled down with his pork-laden omnibus spending bill and the wasteful stimulus package. All the while, our deficits mounted and we continue to pile on more and more debt. If something isn’t done soon, we’ll literally be bankrupting our kids and grandkids and robbing them of all the opportunities that this country has offered to us. President Reagan defined the anti-free-market actions of the federal government as follows: The government’s view of the economy could be summed up in a few short phrases: If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it.

 

It is time to return our Federal Government to its first purposes. Thomas Jefferson is reputed to have said, “The best government is that which governs least.” In Washington today, however, the government is trying to regulate, control, or tax every aspect of our lives. I want to go to Congress to put a huge “STOP” sign up in front of this runaway train of government spending.

 

 

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