Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Like the light bill, groceries, clothes...

In his speech about the budget today, Barack Obama said that we couldn't "afford" tax breaks (for the wealthy, of course -- to him, they get all the tax "breaks.")

A tax "break," a tax "cut" -- whatever you want to call it -- means that people get to keep more of their own money.  To most of us, that translates to "take-home pay."  So his point of view is that letting Americans keep more of their own money is an expense.  To him, to Democrats, to the government.  

Your paycheck is a bill the government has to pay, a bill Obama thinks the government can't afford..


Anonymous said...

Your last paragraph: Very well put.

Gern Blansten

wordkyle said...

And not the rest of them???