Thursday, April 8, 2010
Let me tell you one thing I learned early in life; "Nothing is free." Someone pays for it. I know many Americans who agree with my position on the unfairness of it all, but at the same time think nothing of taking some bogus credit to purchase a vehicle, or get some energy saving appliance. It's all smoke and mirrors. Those are our tax dollars being passed out like candy by a greedy political machine to buy votes. Our tax dollars. "Well someone is going to get it why not me?" So, your position is, to heck with those of us trying our best to keep our country afloat. Those dollars you took were partially yours( if you pay taxes), but they were also the hard earned property of your friends and neighbors.
Those census adds make me want to puke. The census was established for one thing and one thing only; to determine the number of Representatives to assign to each region of the country by population. That's found in Article One, Section Two of the United States Constitution. It says nothing about redistributing the wealth. It says nothing about providing additional information on the people legally populating the geographical subdivisions of our country. But the adds imply our entire economy is dependent on your filling out the census form. Your personal prosperity quotient, as assigned to you by your benevolent federal government, is determined by the census. But, not one question about your citizenship. Social Security used to advertise itself as a retirement system funded by the government. It's broke now, but I remember when the adds used to have a little jingle that went along with a cartoon of an elderly lady gathering eggs in her hen house. The words were as follows: "I've got a nest egg just for me, and it's my Social Security." At my retirement seminar a representative from the Social Security Administration told us it was never meant to be a retirement system. I reminded him of the little jingle and he claimed never to have heard it. Where did all that money go? It was stolen by politicians to buy votes.
Who is in charge of the credits on Energy Saving Appliances currently in effect until the end of April? The Department of Energy. This behemoth was formed during the Carter years, if I recall correctly, to relieve our dependence on foreign oil. It has grown exponentially through the intervening years, and guess what? We are still dependent on foreign oil. But they want you to forget that by giving you some of your hard earned tax dollars back in the form of an appliance credit. It's not their money, but they are giving it away. Shame on the merchants and citizens who participate in these programs. Folks, we don't have any money. All our tax dollars can't even keep up with the debt we now have and the Democrats are daily lying and buying everything they possibly can with the worthless paper they are printing. Every State should exercise its rights to the sovereign powers granted to it by the Tenth Amendment of the United States Constitution and refuse to be dictated to by the federal government. The States and the people should hold the federal government accountable and refuse to cycle the money of its citizens through Washington. Washington is only due taxes to pay for the things they are constitutionally permitted to deal with. They have ignored our founding document and robbed our treasury without recompense or penalty. It is time to put a stop to this criminal action and try those who are in charge for treason.
Against stupidity the gods themselves contend in vain.
- Friedrich von Schiller