For those of you still upset by “tax cuts for the rich”

Posted: December 26, 2010 in economy
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…here is your chance to put your money where your mouth is. Now instead of mailing the treasury a check I did (via the Surber Challenge) you can go here online and give the US government as much of your money as you want.

So Bill Gates, Warren Buffett, Ted Turner, George Soros etc al, instead of giving to your homemade “foundations” that may serve your political opinions (but count as a charity come tax-time and employ friends on the left) here is your chance to actually reduce the public debt. I’m sure that your faith in the government to use your money wiser than you can will be rewarded.

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  2. Roxeanne de Luca says:

    As you aptly demonstrate, the point of “taxing the rich” isn’t so that big-government liberals can ensure that the government gets all the money that they want to give it; it is to force the non-rich (the comfortable upper-middle class) and the unenlightened (i.e. conservative) rich can fork over their money.

    It reminds me a bit of when I snarkily suggested that Jessica Valenti get an abortion. She was irate, as were all of her friends; after all, abortion is for the benighted ones – the minorities, the poor, the rednecks, and those who simply are not fit to breed.

    Small-government conservatism is all about giving people options – the option to hand money over to the government or to spend it as you see fit, the option to live, the option to put your child in private school, the option to run your family in accordance with your morals. Modern liberalism is all about taking those choices away from people on the premise that we are not capable of making good choices (or the choices that we would make are illegitimate).