Government Gives Nothing Unless It Takes First
October 15, 2008 3:27pm CST
The late Barry Goldwater during his Presidential campaign "A government big enough to give you everything you want is big enough to take everything you have", and "A government that is big enough to give you all you want is big enough to take it all away". Daniel Webster, the man who wrote the first Webster dictionary and a founding father of this country said “The power to tax is the power to destroy.” Thomas Jefferson, this country's third President and the writer of the Declaration of Independence said “To compel a man to furnish contributions of money for the propagation of opinions which he disbelieves and abhors, is sinful and tyrannical.” Whether it is universal health care, bailing out a bunch of banks that did not have any common sense, or buying up a bunch of bad mortgages, it is wrong for government to do it. Congress does not have the authority, under the Constitution, to give United States Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson 700 billion dollars of your money to do what ever he sees fit to do with it. Neither does it have the authority to give someone a thousand dollars tax cut, or credit who does not pay taxes to begin with.
15 Oct 08
They did not pay taxes to begin with? Why should they get a bail out or any money? We have universal health care in Canada and there are some better medications that we cannot get because everyone is covered and it comes out of our taxes. But what irks me is that your Democratic Congress got it so these people who should not buy a house unless they uses sweat equity as in Habitat Humanity, to get sub=prime loans and of course, when the introductory ended, they could not pay the mortgages. Sounds like a recipe for disaster.