Sunday, January 27, 2008

Rebate Me Please!!!!

The government has announced that we the people will get a tax rebate. Individual taxpayers would get up to $600 in rebates. Working couples would get $1,200. Those with children would get an additional $300 per child. That means I’ll get $1,800 rebate from the hard earned money they extracted from my family to blow on who knows what.

Although I’m excited for the found money, which the government found in my pocket, it would be great if they just stay out of my pockets in the first place. The whole purpose of this rebate is so people will spend their money and this will help the economy. People spending their hard earned money on things they want will create jobs, help the economy and even generate more revenue for the government.

Can’t these brain surgeons just realize if they leave us more of what we earn we will not get in these economic situations in the first place? Don’t get me wrong I believe it is necessary to have a strong national defense, I believe in agencies like the CIA, FBI, Federal Prisons, Federal Courts, National Parks and Interstate Highways. But beyond this the federal government needs to go away.

All other government programs should all be at the State, County or even better the town and city level were we the people get the biggest voice. Government was designed to be our servant not our source of livelihood. The government’s purpose is to provide a set of common laws by which a society in essence governs it’s self.

It was never designed to be the perpetual tit for the leaches and thief’s of society to suck dry. Social programs like helping the homeless, the elderly and the poor in a properly functioning society is the job of both the family and the religious institutions of that society. This is the way it has been for thousands of years prior to the 1920’s.

Back in the day it was our responsibility to take care of our own families. We didn’t shuffle off our grand parents off to the old folks home or let the government set up our 15 year old daughter, now an unwed mother in there own apartment with a monthly pay check for being dumb enough for not using a rubber. In stead for thousands of years we took personal responsibility and took care of the widows and orphans, we took care of the handicapped and the illegitimate children that were part of our own families.

Back in the day we cared enough to actually care about these people to care for them ourselves. Now we just want to pay someone else to take them off our hands and act like we are compassionate by creating expensive social programs. We have opened Pandora’s box by giving these issues over to the government who if unchecked will tax us into oblivion to continue to grow these programs. God have mercy and pass the rebate.



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