The debt hawks are to economics as the creationists are to biology.

Here’s an idea to help our economy. The rich have access to more food, more clothing and better shelter than have the poor. So let’s take some food, clothing and shelter from the rich and destroy it.

What? You don’t see how that can help the economy? You think it’s a stupid idea? Well, maybe. But isn’t it identical with what the politicians want to do right now?

You see, money is the food that makes the economy run. Today’s economy is starved for money. Yet, the politicians want to increase federal taxes on the rich, which will destroy some economic “food.” That’s right, federal taxes destroy money. The federal government doesn’t use taxes for spending. There is zero relationship between federal taxes and federal spending. (This is different from state and local governments, which do rely on taxes for spending.)

So, if you understand that taking food, clothing and shelter from the rich, and destroying it is useless and harmful, then you also understand that increasing federal taxes on the rich is equally useless and harmful. And if you understand it, why don’t your federal government representatives understand it?

Rodger Malcolm Mitchell

No nation can tax itself into prosperity