At some point in the next four years, we will reach a situation where the majority of Americans pay no federal income tax but are able to vote themselves more goodies from those who do. The most basic of conservative principles is that if you reward bad behavior you get more of it. We now have a government offering trillion-dollar rewards for bad behavior to the financial system, to the housing market, to the auto unions and to individual voters. And the heirs to those Connecticut town meetings that Tocqueville regarded as the best form of government ever devised by man now underbudget their snow-removal costs, secure in the knowledge that the Feds will pick up the tab.
Saturday, January 17, 2009
Has anyone spotted Al Gore, the Lord High Bloviator of Global Warming, recently? The above is a nice snap of Al in the New Orleans snowstorm of last month, but where has the boy gotten to lately? The reason I want to know is that I have some elderly relatives up in the Chicago area who have had to pay their snowplow guy to clear their driveway roughly every other day for the last month or so. They wonder if Al might part with some of the dough he has raked in from his "Global Warming" and "Carbon Credit" scams to help them out.