“Paying for Tax Cuts” is an Oxymoron

One of my pet peeves is the phrase , “paying for tax cuts”.  The phrase is an oxymoron and shameless fabrication used to gin up resentment and envy for nothing more than political gain. So a blog post, “Nearly 10 Years Ago Today, The U.S. Began Borrowing Billions To Pay For The Bush Tax Cuts” by Zaid Jilani at Think Progress set what’s left of my hair on fire.

Think about it for a moment.  To fall into the trap set by this idiotic phrase, you must believe that tax cuts are an EXPENSE.  If tax cuts are an expense, then the money government uses to pay those expenses MUST belong to the state.  To believe that, you have to believe government has a greater right to the PRODUCT of your life than you do.  Since the product of your life (your wages) are simply a representation of the time, energy and talent you used to earn those wages, you must believe the state OWNS your life.  Does your life belongs to the state?  Do you support governmental slavery?  Didn’t think so.

Words mean things.  Let’s stop allowing the moochers and looters use  language against us.  Force them to call things what they are.  In the case of taxes, if the tax dollar is used for something that PERSONALLY benefits another person, then that dollar was stolen. Period.


About Larry Downes

Son, brother, husband, father, boss, mentor & friend. Believer in unfettered personal liberty. Occasional host on 93.1 WIBC in Indianapolis.

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