TeeJaw Blog

Hey Buddy, Can You Spare A Subsidy?

Posted in Government and Politics by TeeJaw on Tuesday, December 14, 2010, 1: 27 AM

Government subsidies now exist for just about everything and everybody. From ethanol to sugar to milk to rich corporate farmers, subsidies abide. But government cannot give any citizen a subsidy without taxing some other citizen since government has no money except what it takes from us in taxes. So here’s an idea. Everyone receiving a subsidy should be required to designate which of their fellow citizens are to be taxed to pay for it, and submit affidavits from them giving their permission to be taxed for the benefit of the one to receive the subsidy.

This would just be a more direct, and honest, way of doing what is already being done, i.e., those wanting a subsidy vote for the politician that promises it to them. The one who pays the bill for it is the forgotten man in the transaction.

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