I was amazed to see “Walk like an Egyptian” signs being held up by the Wisconsin demonstrators. They have it all wrong!
Egypt and Wisconsin are not the same. The fight in Wisconsin is not a fight for liberty like in Egypt, Tunisia, Libya, Bahrain, etc. In fact, the complete opposite – It is a fight to enslave Americans further under excessive taxation. It is a fight on how to divide the spoils of taxation.
Americans have lost their spirit they had that freed this nation. The founding fathers revolted against the British because they were being charged 10% tax by the British. Today they revolt to further enslavement as in Wisconsin.
Here’s a solution:
“In Wisconsin, as in Greece, the welfare-state chickens are coming home to roost. The state’s revenues are insufficient to pay the bills. State officials, who lack the constitutional authority to simply print money to pay the bills, are having to slash spending, which has sent those who receive the state’s largess on the warpath. “Don’t take away our dole,” they cry.
But in their demand to keep their largess, the dole recipients forget that the state does not have an independent fountain of wealth. To get more money, it must impose heavier taxes on the citizenry, who are already hard-pressed just to make ends meet. Moreover, heavier taxes are likely to drive marginal firms out of business or cause them to leave the state, thereby aggravating the problem.”
“Americans would be wise to use this crisis as an opportunity to ask some fundamental questions, especially: “What is the proper role of government in a free society?” Then, people should dismantle all the departments and agencies doing things that government should not be doing and laying off all the bureaucrats who are engaged that illegitimate activity.”