“The American people will never knowingly adopt Socialism. But under the name of ‘liberalism’ they will adopt every fragment of the Socialist program, until one day America will be a Socialist nation, without knowing how it happened.”

Socialist Party presidential candidate Norman Thomas

Monday, July 14, 2014

Congress urinates on Dave's leg and tells him it's raining

Vigilant reader and frequent flyer Dave, alerted me to the news that the feds are jacking up the TSA tax on air travelers, a few dollars per leg of your journey that could total as much as $420 Million each year. They claim that they'll use the money to pay down the national debt......I wouldn't hold my breath on that. 

Does anybody really believe congress when it says it'll direct the money toward the debt? 

Besides, $420 million is less than 1/2 of 1/10th of 1% of a $Trillion, and our debt is approaching $18 Trillion. Has congress ever, EVER raised taxes to pay down debt? No, they raise taxes to redistribute it to districts where their friends, incumbent congress-critters, are in electoral trouble. Paying down the debt is a bullshit cover story, when what they'll really be using it for is pork to help incumbents get re-elected.

If congress wants to demonstrate their commitment to reducing America's debt, they'll decrease the size of government in ways that actually decrease the spending, not just slow the rate of growth. Only republican congressmen are stupid enough to try to make us believe that slowing the growth of debt is the same thing as reducing debt. Democrats don't even pretend, they tell us up front that government isn't big enough, expensive enough, or intrusive enough and that to meet our needs, it must be bigger......and sadly for a little more than half of us, they're right. 

Dave, the liars we elected to congress want you to feel patriotic, even thankful for this new tax, every time you fly because you're helping to reduce national debt, but you and I both know you aren't. You're just helping some feckless, piece-of-crap incumbent get re-elected. How's it feel to be lied to and then used like that, and be forced to pay them to do it? Abuse like that is usually reserved for marriage.(I keed, I keed) But we all get lied to and used to enrich the lives and careers of congressmen and maintain the lifestyles of their suddenly high-maintenance wives.....this is just another one of many.