Thursday, December 30, 2004

Taxing For Disaster

The recent tsunami (12/26/2004) which devastated Southeast Asia and East Africa is a horrible event. It is a literal calamity. The devastation and loss of life is widespread and staggering. It is a mind boggling event, the destructive part of the Earth in all her wonderful glory.

Of course this means the Left want to raise taxes.

Ignoring the fact that Americans send billions overseas in aid, recent immigrants to the US send billions more, and then our government still sends another 10 billion dollars to various countries, the Left see this as a perfect time for the US Government to raise taxes to send more money overseas.

Robert S. Rivkin, a San Francisco lawyer, and a contributor to the liberal journal “Pacific News Service” is clamoring that since the tsunami was so destructive and there was such wide spread devastation and loss of life, that Mr. Bush should propose a new surtax on the American populace to send overseas.

Rivkin, in all his liberal glory, has decided that since the American population is experiencing such compassion for those who have survived the tsunami that we would sit blindly while we are taxed more.

It flabbergasts me when liberals think this way. This is to say that Americans, by their nature, are not generous enough. This is to say that taking care of the poor and less fortunate is the responsibility of the Government rather than of the individual.

Of course I’m still looking for the Constitutional article or amendment which allows the US Government to financially take care of those citizens unable or unwilling to work, let alone those who are not citizens.

I am always amazed at the Left and their constant declarations of need for more taxes. It seems to me that if the federal government would stop sending our money to other countries then we would be in much better straights fiscally.

Of course this is just a part of an overreaching plan by the left to win some of the ‘moral’ voters over to their point of view. Recently liberals, such as Mrs. Clinton, have been claiming how Christianity is actually a socialist religion. Which I guess, if you look real closely, squint your eyes, give yourself a concussion and a lobotomy you could possibly see it as so. Unfortunately the thought that the government should provide for the poor by stealing from the productive is not to be found in the Bible. What the Bible teaches is that those who have the ability should willingly and happily give of themselves to help the poor. It should not be forced upon them to give by the government.

Of course Liberals always fail to understand that. They see themselves as compassionate and helping by forcing these taxes upon productive citizens. This just goes to show that a liberals compassion is limited only by the size of a Conservative’s wallet.

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