Illegal Aliens Must Go!

America was built by Immigrants--LEGAL immigrants. Illegal aliens have no legal or moral basis for being in America. All illegal aliens must be deported and U.S. borders must be secured to prevent more invaders from coming here!

Thursday, January 31, 2008

A Sensible Way to "Stimulate" the Economy: Stop Taking So Much in Taxes!

By John W. Lillpop

President Bush and Congress are about to "stimulate" the economy by adding another $150 billion to the national debt!

When will this sort of fiscal insanity end? Why do elected officials refuse to accept their fiduciary responsibility with regard to taxpayer money?

Point: Instead of spending billions of dollars to process rebate checks, why not simply stop taking so damn much to begin with?

In other words, cut out the middleman--the IRS--and let the American people keep more of their hard-earned money! Leave those extra dollars in the hands of those whose spending will produce a robust and thriving economy, rather than in the hands of knot-headed bureaucrats and politicians!

Of course, leaving more money in the hands of those who worked for it will result in reduced tax revenues. But that does not need to add to the federal debt if wasteful and unnecessary spending is cut and eliminated where possible.

Finding wasteful spending to cut and eliminate is easy, provided elected officials apply common sense, rather than PC, to the task.

To begin with, America wastes approximately $100 billion a year by providing public services to illegal aliens. These are people have no legal or moral basis for being in America, yet they receive health care, welfare, education and other public services to which they are not entitled.

Why not pass legislation making it a felony crime for any government agency or employee to provide public services to illegal aliens? Call it embezzlement, theft, fraud or whatever, but make it a serious crime!

In addition, tens of billions of dollars are wasted each year to print voting information and ballots in languages other than English.

The dollars wasted on this folly are particularly galling since only citizens are supposed to vote. Citizens by birth should be proficient in English; those born elsewhere and naturalized here are, by law, required to be proficient in English as a condition of citizenship.

Why not make English the official language of the United States, and make it a felony crime to print any voting materials, ballots, or other governmental information in any language except English?

Enacting "English only" legislation could save another $10 billion a year.

Next, our government needs to revise the method by which welfare benefits are disbursed. As it is, the government provides no motivation whatsoever for welfare recipients to become productive members of society. In fact the exact opposite is true.

Why not make all welfare income taxable at the 75% tax bracket?

That would increase revenues, and more importantly, "stimulate" those living on the public trough to get the hell out of said mooching mode, and into work and gainful employment.

That would increase revenues, which could then be passed on to all taxpayers!

An urgent plea to President Bush and Congress:

1. Stop wasteful spending!

2. Stop shoving trillions of dollars onto the backs of future generations by running up the national debt!

3. Stop taking so damn much money from the American people to begin with!

Fiscal responsibility from our elected officials is the only "stimulus" that we need, thank you!