Sign up for our Weekly Email Newsletter

More Revenue Needed – Really??

Friday, November 29, 2012; by Frank Kuchar

During the recent presidential campaign, President Obama and the Democrats constantly trumpeted how the government needs more revenue (i.e., taxes) to keep the nation from going over “the fiscal cliff.” They have continued to “beat” this “drum” following the election, playing the class warfare card to where spineless Republicans who purport to be “conservatives” are buying into this fabrication. There are now several of these Republicans who have said they are willing to go along with some kind of “revenue enhancement.” The Republican approach is to close loopholes in the income tax code instead of raising the tax rates; but like the Democrats’ approach of raising tax rates, the bottom line is still less money in the hands of those who earned it.

Just what is this fabrication? It is not a fabrication that we are headed for a fiscal crisis. We are bumping up against our legally-authorized debt ceiling – again. We are running a mind-numbing $1+ Trillion annual deficit for the fourth year in a row! These monstrous deficits are forecast to continue until there are no lenders willing to loan us money. What is a fabrication is the claim that government revenues have decreased under the current tax rates and must therefore be raised. The truth is, as shown on the US Government Revenue website, government revenues from 2009 to 2012 have increased by 19%! So, if revenues have increased by 19% since Obama became president while at the same time deficits and the total national debt have skyrocketed, what’s the problem? In a word: spending. Out-of-control, unabated and unconstitutional spending.

Those in Congress and the Administration (as well as previous ones) are addicted to money – our money. As with the treatment of any addict, the only salvation to their return to health is to cut off that to which they are addicted.

Article I, Section 7 of the Constitution states that “All bills for raising Revenue shall originate in the House of Representatives.” So here’s a thought, since Republicans control the House. Why don’t they propose a bill that would continue the current tax rates (or even lower them) and couple it with spending cuts to such departments as the EPA, Energy, Commerce, etc , and hang that around the necks of Harry Reid in the Senate and President Obama? Its time these Republicans quit playing defense and went on offense against those whose Marxist economic policies will be the utter ruin of our once great Republic.

2 Responses to More Revenue Needed – Really??

  1. m

    December 6, 2012 at 1:35 pm

    In addition to the agencies you suggest for reduced spending, I would add SNAP, welfare, unemployment, rent assistance, WIC, ‘Lifeline’ cell phones, and just about any other entitlement program from which benefits are paid that have not been funded directly by participant, such as Social Security.

    In a perfect world, these Marxist programs would never have been established to begin with in these United States, but I believe the most efficient method to wean off recipients would be through forced attrition: a person is eligible for a lifetime maximum of five years, and each year of benefits paid is *reduced* by 10% from the year previous.

    After five years, a recipient would be receiving 1/5 of the original amount, and by year six, be out of the system altogether.

    If government can manage to cut reimbursements to doctors and hospitals by forcing smaller and smaller budgets, then the same should be accomplished with social spending.

    LBJ’s “Great Society” has become the concrete collar around the necks of the producers of society, and it will drown us all eventually. The demise of our currency and explosion of government spending can be historically charted and proven from FDR to LBJ. The Nixon administration’s abandonment of the gold standard was the nail in the coffin.

    That coffin is quickly running out of oxygen, and our country is being buried alive in a tidal wave of government debt.

    I shudder to think what future generations will have to say about what’s been occuring this past century, and how quickly the federal government has burned through the resources of MANY generations, in the space continuum of just a few.

    As you state, our government does not have a REVENUE problem.

    It has a SPENDING problem.

    • buddy

      December 7, 2012 at 11:54 am

      All well said. “That coffin is quickly running out of oxygen, and our country is being buried alive in a tidal wave of government debt.” aptly describes the nation’s current predicament. Sadly, I see little change in government. Our City Council, for example, still seems to think money grows on trees.

You must be logged in to post a comment Login