28 February 2009

- Andrew Sullivan Thinks Taxes Are Punishment -

Key quote
I came from a modest background in another country and arrived in the US with barely a cent of my own money. I've worked hard and earned the American dream - and now have to work for the government for well over half the year (a government that still persecutes me for being an HIV-survivor). Obama will take more of my money - and much, much more in the future. Liberalism believes in punishing hard-working successful people in this manner - and the more you succeed, the more they will punish you.

Me, I always thought taxes were a responsibility. Thinking of taxes as punishment is just weird, and it distracts you from evaluating whether those taxes are being spent responsibly.