Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Obama $1,000 Plan--Stupid is As Stupid Does

Betsy Newmark highlights a stupid Barack Obama policy proposal:
Americans need real relief, Obama said, saying he will pass a law to give each family $1,000 a year to help them pay for higher gas prices and other rising costs.
. Betsy then asks:
Why not just cut taxes instead of granting out money to everyone?
As Besty surely knows, cutting taxes gives people freedom, making people dependent on government money, makes them dependent on the government. Oh, and the spending clause allows the government to attach all kinds of strings to the money--thereby further regulating our lives.

But in addition to simply cutting taxes, why not increase the supply of oil (and thereby decrese the price of gas) by allowing drilling in the United States.

Oh, wait, Democrats can't do that--that would lose the environmental wacko vote.

4 comments:

j m holland said...

Americans need real relief, Obama said, saying he will pass a law to give each family $1,000 a year to help them pay for higher gas prices and other rising costs.

. Betsy then asks:

Why not just cut taxes instead of granting out money to everyone?

Obama doesn't say how he will grant the money.

He could do what Al Gore has suggested, raise the tax on carbon and lower the tax on income thus moving the burden of tax from individuals to large energy using companies.
What about people who have to drive a long way to work? There are always options. How about tax break for individuals who travel over 50 miles for business a day? Or telecomute, or work closer to home or move closer to work. Or ride a bike... There are people in this country who commute over 30 miles a day by bike.

Anonymous said...

Check out this Barack/Hilary parody video–just a little political humor to lighten things up. :)
http://www.youtube.com/v/tB_1iranGPA&hl=en

Anonymous said...

Wait a second.. Didnt Obama just criticize Bush for giving everyone $600? Now he's passing out $1,000? I guess handouts are only good when they are proposed by Democrats..

Jim said...

Obama will take it from the 'evil oil companies'. How many years profit must Obama...uhhhhh...steal to make up the $1000 credits for everyone?