If you balk at having more and more of your life run from the nation’s capital, you’re stupid.
Or, so blares Joe Klein in a Time magazine online article, “Too dumb to thrive.”
See, “smart” Americans understand that a trillion in federal “stimulus” spending can only do “good.” Apparently dumb Americans are the ones telling pollsters that the “stimulus” money is being wasted.
Klein says the biggest part of the stimulus is a tax cut for most, meaning more money in their paychecks. But ignorant Americans focus on the huge debts we’ll have to pay back . . . in higher taxes.
Klein says that the second biggest portion of stimulus money went to state governments to keep our kids’ teachers from being laid off and state taxes from being raised. The notion that without the stimulus all the public school teachers would have been pink-slipped is a bit much.
As for higher state taxes, couldn’t state spending actually be cut? And not just on police, teachers and firemen?
Klein’s blithering blathering reminds me of Chris Matthews, and other MSNBC geniuses, who contend that politicians are in deep doo-doo because “people are angry and scared” and want to take their frustrations out on someone.
People are angry and scared, sure. But taking out our anger out on those responsible for destroying our wealth and freedom seems . . . well . . . smart.
This is Common Sense. I’m Paul Jacob.