Tuesday, April 21, 2009

The Language of Liberals

The DFL-led House has FINALLY disclosed their tax plan. (The Senate releases one today that promises to be even worse). From the Star Trib:

"We've got a deficit, so let's have some courage around here and do some bold reform," said House Taxes Committee Chairwoman Ann Lenczewski, DFL-Bloomington, as she unveiled a bill that left some of her DFL colleagues fuming.

Courage is raising taxes? Courage is using the power of the government to take more money from people and creating the highest income tax rate outside of Manhattan or California? Only a liberal would consider that courageous.

Removing the home mortgage interest deduction isn't courageous either- it's completely stupid. They are going to KILL this state because they don't have the COURAGE to tell able-bodied Minnesotans who are receiving free assistance from the government- "I'm sorry, you're going to have to rely on the charity of others rather than the government because we don't have the money". Or to the schools, "I'm sorry, you're going to have to learn how to deliver an education for the same amount of money that a private school does." Or to the state employees, "I'm sorry, you're going to have to accept a pay cut or you're going to be out of a job." And then say to the taxpayers, "You're taxed enough, we won't tax you anymore, the size of our state budget has grown by 50% since 2000, that's our fault, not yours and we will cut down the size of government."

I'm astounded by Democrats, I truly am. How hard is this? You don't have the revenue, you must cut the budget down so that it balances with the amount of revenue you have coming in. Then again, I don't speak their language and they certainly don't speak mine.


Jim said...

Hear, hear!

If they had any courage (in either party) they'd attack HHS spending. That's the budget killer with its ridiculous growth rate. Education is the other big one that seems untouchable. Together, they're 77% of MN gov't spending, and if no one dares touch them (with true cuts, not these reduced increase "cuts"), we'll never solve anything in a permanent way no matter how many times they raise taxes.

Then, if you wanted to be horribly politically incorrect (but extremely logical), you'd ask why are we bringing more people who are disproportionately large burdens on both HHS and expensive special education to MN so they can, in the words of Omar Jamal, continue the Somali civil war here in Minneapolis and the 'burbs. Whoops, that's too touchy to even debate, so I guess we have to stick with the "courageous" tax increase to "courageously" band-aid the problem instead of solving anything that's obviously unsustainable and foolish.

Goose said...

Here's Ann's qualifications to create tax policy that affects people working in the private sector and corporations:


Pretty similar to Barack Obama's qualifications to be President of the USA and defender of our Constitution.