Byron Dorgan: Your Money Is The Government’s Money
It’s long been clear to me that the typical political class attitude toward private sector income and wealth is that it isn’t private property so much as uncollected government revenues. In other words, I think a lot of the big government types really think we citizens own anything. Rather, we merely have what the government decides to let us keep.
Case in point, Senator Byron Dorgan’s comments today on the Senate floor in which he alludes to our private sector wealth as the government’s revenue, and tax cuts as “benefits” going to the people who pay the taxes:
THOSE WHO CRIED THE LOUDEST ON THE FLOOR OF THE SENATE THESE DAYS — RIGHT NOW — ARE THE VERY ONES THAT VOTED TO REDUCE THIS COUNTRY’S INCOME WITH THE BIGGEST BENEFITS GOING TO THE WEALTHIEST AMERICANS.
Got that? It’s not your money. It’s the government, and you keeping it is a “benefit” they grant to you.
Thank goodness Dorgan will be out of office in a matter of months.Tags: bush tax cuts, Byron Dorgan, estate tax, Taxes