Tax and Spend

To quote the Hubby, “It’s ridiculous for politicians to say, ‘He’s a tax and spend person, but I’m not,’ because the whole point of government is to tax — to gain revenue for the budget — in order to spend — to fund programs and infrastructure.  The only difference between the two parties is what they tax and what they spend.”

I thought of this when I read this.  Pro/con, pro/con.  In all the hoopla about VP picks, we gotta remember that it’s McCain or Obama who’s going to be the POTUS, not Palin or Biden.  For some people, knowing that, they’ve made their decision.  (Of course, if one of them gets horribly ill or dies in office, ala  JFK or Roosevelt, then that’s another thing.)

Sometimes it sucks to be an independent, especially since I actually intend to vote this year without holding my nose for a change.


About lizardqueen

If single-mothering were a paid job, I'd be rich. However, it doesn't, so I write (which doesn't pay the bills) and teach (which does). I'm overly-educated in the liberal arts, but that doesn't hinder my ability to be pragmatic and realistic. YAY.
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One Response to Tax and Spend

  1. jonathon says:

    Actually I said it’s absurd for a _Congressman_ to say that, because according to Article 1 section 8, that’s their job. The debate actually surrounds “Who is to be taxed? How much? And what do we spend it on?” Accusing someone of being “tax and spend” is a red herring, especially when it comes from members of Congress. Hmm…McCain and Obama are both members of Congress

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