The further to the left or the right you move, the more your lens on life distorts.

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Tax Reform Gets Done

Tax reform has passed. It's a very good thing and a major win for this administration, for American taxpayers, and for businesses of all sizes. It was long past due.

But let's cut to the chase. If you were to believe the hysteria* coming from most Democrats and progressives, the idea of allowing American taxpayers to keep more of their hard-earned money is a bad thing. But why exactly?

Is it because our government knows how to spend our money wisely? After all, there's no waste, no abuse, no redundancy, is there? There are no unnecessary big government programs, no bloated entitlements, no unnecessary growth in an ineffective and inefficient bureaucracy. There's no way that allowing a business to keep more of its earnings just might lead to its managers deciding to use that money to grow the company. And there's no way that growing the company might lead to more and better jobs, the acquisition of more and better equipment (more jobs at the supplier), the building of more and better physical plants (more construction jobs). Is there? Nah. Not a chance. Never!

And if the economy grows, there will be less dependency on Big Intrusive Government (BIG). Oops ... maybe that's why the champions of BIG just might be so hysterical. After all, dependency is what they're all about.

The Dems and their trained hamsters in the media can't win the tax reform argument on its merits so they fall back on the polls—you know, the ones that suggest that Americans are against keeping more of their own money. Funny, that's not what I hear from middle class workers who are looking forward to a reduction in withholding (in February) and a significant bump in the standard deduction. But what do they know? Somehow the polls missed them, just like the polls missed the fact the Hillary would lose and the guy who promised tax reform and delivered it would win. Heh.


* For example, consider this op-ed headline in the solid blue Philadelphia Inquirer: "How the GOP produced the worst bill since the Fugitive Slave Act of 1850" I'm laughing as I write this ... the Fugitive Slave Act? Really?? Cutting taxes is akin to ... slavery??? OMG ... hysteria reigns.