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Responsibility Reborn: A Citizens Guide to the Next American Century Hardcover – June 30, 2011
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In his Denver Post column today, he hopefully touts a new responsibility movement in America.
However, I'm not convinced that there is a responsibility movement. As Paul Krugman recently pointed out, the country is split pretty much 50% to 50% between the takers and the tax payers. 47% of Americans pay no income taxes after they take all of the Moocher Nation tax deductions and tax credits for having kids, paying interest on their home mortgages, buying health insurance and wasting money on uneconomic green energy projects.
The Moocher Nation is not taking responsibility for being Americans. And most of us have been part of the Moocher nation or are today. The Moocher Nation believes that "It's only the government's money," and that it is entitled and owed and should have tax payers pay for its favorite medical researchers, charities and tax deductions and credits.
So, on balance, a huge majority of Americans favor more government spending and smaller majorities favor higher income taxes "for the rich." Wealth envy is rampant in America, not responsibility.
Even Mitt Romney supports government subsidies for ethanol producers and other green energy scammers. Michele Bachmann wants government subsidies for home schooling and, I assume, private school tuition. Rick Perry has used the money of Texas tax payers to give tax credit incentives to companies that move to Texas, playing to the favored few at the expense of millions of taxpayers and workers who don't benefit from those tax credits.Read more ›