Monday, January 5, 2015
H.L. Mencken on the RICo Sales Tax?
The Cryptoquote in the January 5, 2015 Quad City Times is an old one from H.L Mencken that is relevant to the nonsense over the need to combat "man-made" global warming (as 2014 was below normal in the Quad Cities and we now face another very cold spell) and to the push for the 1 percent school sales tax in Rock Island County. "The urge to save humanity is almost always a false-face for the urge to rule it". In both cases the urge to 'save humanity' is being used as a reason to gain more control of our money because they honestly believe that government knows how best to spend OUR money. It has been said by so many (Ronald Reagan, Margaret Thatcher, etc.) but it bears saying again: Eventually they will run out of "other people's money". Fiscal conservatives believe that the way to ensure economic growth is through leaving money in the pockets of the people, and tax revenues will actually grow through lower tax rates. Vote NO April 7.