Thursday, October 20, 2011

That's a lot of money

3,000,000,000,000 - 12 zeroes in a trillion, a million million, a lot of freaking money. Three trillion is about 10,000 dollars for every man, woman and child in this country. I don't know about anyone else, but the idea that we have a revenue problem is a joke.  We need to control our spending. Right now we spend a trillion more than we take in. If we just held spending constant, revenues would eventually equal spending. And when revenues continue to rise, so can spending. One day we would have 4 trillion, then 5, then 6, then...does it really matter once you have that much money?

Politics is increasingly less and less about money, and more and more about psychology. Why does income inequality matter? Because it makes people unhappy to have less than the guy next to them, even when they have quite a bit themselves. Happiness is a psychological state, not a material one. Liberal politicians understand this; they point out happiness problems and offer "solutions" to those problems. 

The reality is that we need to placate people whose only problem is their own greed and envy.  Like it or not, but a problem in someones head is a problem we need to solve.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

No Brainer

Who should the Republicans run against Obama? Herman Cain, that's who. First, the guy is rock solid on economic policy and if anyone hasn't noticed, the country could use someone like that. Second, he's passionate, articulate, and smart. He's all the things Obama claims to be. Finally, he's black. He'd garner a huge proportion of the minority vote and give white liberals a way to ease their conscience for voting against Obama. The guy would win by a landslide and he would put this country back on sound footing until the next crazy liberal was elected. I like Cain, and so should you.

Monday, October 3, 2011

Can't give it away

Of all the ways to raise "revenues", i.e. increase taxes, none is more insidious than limiting charitable deductions. Private charity exemplifies the humanity we feel toward our fellow man. No one forces anyone to give their hard earned money and time to complete strangers. Nothing is expected in return, only the hope that the needy are lifted from need, and that one day they can be givers as well.

Charitable deductions are a way for government to encourage giving, to encourage humanity. When government takes away those deductions, it by definition discourages giving and humanity. For liberals, government is the ultimate benefactor of mankind. It's telling and sad, that liberals want to take from charity so they can give to the needy.