In the midst of a bailout frenzy with no end in sight, I think now is a good time to revive an old idea. As the Imperial Federal Government pumps our hard earned money into the coffers of every failed institution and into the pocket of every reckless spender, we should insist on a "taxpayers addendum" for federal legislation. The idea is to have a standard addendum added to every piece of legislation introduced in the House or Senate. The addendum would do nothing to change the nature of the legislation. It would neither increase nor decrease spending. It would simply be an expression of how important the sponsors think their legislative idea actually is. The Taxpayer's Addendum would simply read:
"We, the undersigned sponsors of this legislation, hereby state that it is our belief that it is more important for the Federal Government of the United States to spend the taxpayer's funds necessary for the implementation of this legislation than it is for the private and corporate citizens who actually earned this money to retain it and to use it for their own purposes."
Would this be too much to ask?