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This blog used to be about politics. Not so much anymore as I have worked through my fascination with that subject. It now seems appropriate that with a new president and the end of the Bush nightmare that I move on to new subjects that are more in line with my current interests. I may still occasionally express an opinion about political matters but for the most part I will be commenting on music, photography and personal observations. Thank you for reading.

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Now its time for "the real tax cuts"
$56 Billion in Tax Cuts Passed:
"The House approved yesterday $56 billion in tax cuts that would keep alive the deep reductions in the tax rates on dividends and capital gains passed in 2003"


"The tax measure's cost would more than offset the savings in a tough budget approved by the House last month, which would trim federal spending by $50 billion over five years by imposing new fees on Medicaid recipients, squeezing student lenders, cutting federal child-support enforcement and paring the food stamp rolls."

(sarcastic) Greeaaaat... take it away from old people, students and mothers and give it to investors, because they've been having a such a hard time lately. Its funny that people used to scoff when I would suggest that the tax cuts would be used to justify cuts in services to the poor.

Well, here it is, happening right in front of our eyes. Class warfare.

The other day I was trying to explain to a friend that I have no problem with people earning lots and lots of money, especially if they provide a valuable service to the country. But I have a real problem with the government picking the winners and losers and trying to sell it as economic stimulas.

I do think that we should offer incentive to people to achieve and invent and to put their money to use towards the greater good. To take that away would be detrimental to us all. But at the same time I'm not a big fan of negative reinforcement. I resent the people that seem to think that if we didn't dangle the threat of starvation and premature death over people's head they wouldn't feel the need to work or create. Because that's what we do when we make it harder and harder for people to even put food on the table.

It makes me angry when I see government policy guided by the idea that we should take away any sort of safety net because it might keep people from looking for work. Without the threat of homelessness and starvation, it is reasoned, people would just sit around and watch tv, eat free food and smoke cigarettes.

That may be true. But don't you think that the people who want more out of life would go for it anyways? Wouldn't it be better to resort to positive incentives to entice people to take jobs? But no, that would cut into profits. Much better to lobby the government to create a favorable labor environment where people are scared not to take jobs at poverty wages.

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