Tax and Spend
Many of our elected officials see public finds as a way to achieve individual goals. They also use public funds to intrude into our lives and tell us what we can eat and not eat. They don’t see public funds as a precious and limited resource provided by hard work and effort on the part of half of the voting public.
Besides how intrusive they can get they also consider public funds as an opportunity to reward localities and organizations. There are too few of them who feel an obligation to safeguard the public wealth that is confiscated from their rightful owners and taken by the governments as taxes. The money that has been taxed and collected is fair game for use as they see it not as a precious resource that belongs to the people they work for.
Their first big sin is that they fail to recognize the tax payer as their boss. Any good work relationship is based on respect and loyalty. A good boss respects and is loyal to their employees. Employees respect and are loyal to their boss. Once elected the elected officials rarely feels an obligation to their boss the tax payer. They allow their party leaders and other outside interests to have more influence than the voters who have to pay for the votes these idiots cast.
The taxpayer is more involved and has more in the game than the voter. Every tax payer as the right to vote, but every voter does not necessarily have to pay taxes. The voter has the right to participate in the event and have the voice heard in the process, but the taxpayer is affected significantly.
The tax payer is the victim of the elected official who spends money at a rate beyond what is collected in taxes. They redistribute the revenue to areas that do not support the common good. They use tax money to buy support of the voters. Elected officials approve spending in areas that benefit voters in ways that the tax payer can not support. At the rate they’re spending and misusing our money our children and grandchildren will be paying off their irresponsibility years after the elected serial spenders are only bad memories.
The hole is so deep our grandchildren will still be dealing with it.
They collect taxes from half of the voters and spend it in ways that support only some of the voters not all of the voters.
The candidates who show an understanding of this serious problem should be the candidates that we vote for. The elections of 2010 were a good start, but we must move forward and continue to vote for candidates who want much less government and much less spending.
They must respect the taxpayer and our children and grandchildren. We must live within our means. Spending must be limited to revenue and taxes must go down not up. Those who vote to spend public funds must act like a middle class family who works hard, supports itself, and pays taxes.
Spend what must be spent, but spend wisely and carefully. Work hard at maintaining a positive balance. Keep in mind that if you choose to build a park in some little known rural locality this week, you may have trouble writing a check to fund the navy or food stamps next week.
There is no bottomless pit and you have taxed the small portion of the population who pays taxes beyond the point where it hurts.
As we struggle with the pains of a deficit remember what Margaret Thatcher said. The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people’s money. We are and have been out of other people’s money for years now. The elected dummies we put into office keep spending more than they already don’t have.
The first thing you do when you discover that you’re in a deep hole is to stop digging. Why can’t politicians understand that?
Vote them out!