"Good intentions will always be pleaded for every assumption of authority ... the Constitution was made to guard against the dangers of good intentions. There are men in all ages who mean to govern well, but they mean to govern. They promise to be good masters, but they mean to be masters." - Noah Webster

"There is no worse tyranny than forcing a man to pay for what he does not want just because you think it would be good for him."
-- Robert A. Heinlein

Thursday, October 14, 2010

How Far Can They Go?

Imagine that you've worked hard all your life and made good decisions about your own retirement.  You've even contributed to various charities and tithed on your income, managing to do all of that while the government was taking anywhere from 25 to 70% of your income in the form of income tax, property tax, social security tax, excise taxes, licenses, and various other user fees.

Now imagine that they are going to confiscate your 401k and other pension plans in order to redistribute the funds more fairly to all the "right" people.

Oh, wait!  You don't have to imagine it.  The lame duck session of congress plans to make it happen between now and January.  Go read about it here.

How's that "Hope and Change" working out for you now?

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