David Harsanyi, author of a href=”http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0767924320?ie=UTF8tag=wwwviolentkicomlinkCode=as2camp=1789creative=9325creativeASIN=0767924320″span style=”font-style:italic;”The Nanny State,/span/aimg src=”http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=wwwviolentkicoml=as2o=1a=0767924320″ width=”1″ height=”1″ border=”0″ alt=”" style=”border:none !important; margin:0px !important;” / is worried about the expanded role of government that a href=”http://www.davidharsanyi.com/blog/2008/01/21/it-depends-what-you-mean-by-wrong/”Hillary Clinton proposes:/abr /br /blockquoteAccording to a href=”http://www.nytimes.com/2008/01/21/us/politics/21clinton.html?ei=5065en=07b1c660076fe5b9ex=1201582800adxnnl=1partner=MYWAYpagewanted=printadxnnlx=1200942272-eZwtogTycU9+Js9vT4UocA”the New York Times,/a Hillary Clinton says that if she becomes president the federal government will take a more active role in the economy “to address what she called the excesses of the market and of the Bush administration.” Scary stuff for anyone who still believes in the free market./blockquotebr /br /I agree–scary stuff. What’s next? Holding wages down on those people she deems make too much money, taxing the daylights out of those who are successful? What will become of a country that rewards doing poorly with tax rebates and penalizes those who are successful with higher taxes? You get more of what you reward. But then, isn’t that the idea? Remember the lyrics to the a href=”http://nogovernmentcheese.blogspot.com/2005/01/why-name-no-government-cheese.html”the old Rainmaker’s song,/a span style=”font-style:italic;”Government Cheese/span:br /br /blockquoteThey’ll turn us all into beggars ’cause they’re easier to pleasebr /They’re feeding our people that Government Cheese …. /blockquotebr /br /Perhaps that should be the new slogan for the Hillary campaign.
January 21, 2008 - 1:39 pm