Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Congress and the Courage of Conviction

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?


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robert verdi said...

yeah, I am sure democrats would admit the tuth.

Sensei Mitch said...

That is an awesome addendum! To bad it will never happen regardless of the party in charge. But at least the Republicans would discuss it.

Z said...

too bad the politicians care more about their careers than us...

good idea!!

Agent Orange Peel said...

Conservatives Really Are More Compassionate:

'Although liberal families' incomes average 6 percent higher than those of conservative families, conservative-headed households give, on average, 30 percent more to charity than the average liberal-headed household ($1,600 per year vs. $1,227).'

My favorite Economist:
Give, and it shall be given unto you; good measure, pressed down, and shaken together, and running over, shall men give into your bosom. For with the same measure that ye mete withal it shall be measured to you again.

RightKlik said...

..and from the same Economist:
"God loveth a cheerful giver."
Giving has to be voluntary...or it's not really "giving" is it?

Thanks to everyone for visiting.

Z said...

Happy Thanksgiving, Right Klik..have a great one...!