Have you ever noticed that the only time liberals seem to care about the deficit is when the discussion turns to tax cuts? Then we hear high-minded worries about how “we” can’t “afford” “giveaways” for “the rich.”
First of all, a tax cut is not a giveaway; it is allowing people to keep more of what they have earned. Second, what we cannot “afford” is liberal spending; it’s not the job of taxpayers to fund every government redistribution scheme. Deficits are the politicians’ problem, not taxpayers’ problem. Third, if you punish “the rich,” you punish those who create jobs, and end up with fewer of them. You also, in many cases, end up with less tax revenue.
So let’s stop nattering on about how we can’t afford tax cuts. In this economy, we can’t afford to go without them.