Thursday, May 01, 2008

It's Your Money, and I'm Welcome to It

I caught part of Sen. Hillary Clinton's interview on the O'Reilly Factor last night. It seemed to be much of the same. One comment from her that stood out to me involved raising taxes. She said that she'd only raise taxes on people making more than $250k a year. Her reasoning was that such a tax increase would allow for tax cuts for the people who work for their money.

Um, excuse me? Where does Hillary Clinton, or any politician, get off deciding who really deserves what they make. I've met people with six and seven digit incomes who worked their asses off for every penny they got. And I've met people scraping by on minimum wage who not only didn't even deserve what little they were making, they should've been charged rent by their employer for the space they took up during the work day.

The whole idea that government gets to decide who is more deserving of the money they earn implies that all money really belongs to the government in the first place. Sorry, but there's nothing Democratic about that concept. To me, it sounds more like this.

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