There’s nothing like April 15 to focus one’s mind on what a lousy job the federal government does with all the gazillions we send in each year to fund conventions with clowns and hypnotists and help pay for the president and his family to take vacations in three separate places at once.
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Congressman Tom McClintock summarized it well during his speech to the House Budget Committee: “This debate over the budget reflects a great struggle between American families and their government — over whether they, or the government, can best spend the money that they have earned. This budget bends that struggle slowly back in favor of those families, by returning to them a little of the freedom to spend more of their own money and make more of their own decisions once again.”
We sure hope the House Budget succeeds, but we are not holding our breath. Its only really shot of keeping more money circulating in the private economy is to see a change in the Senate in 2014, which won’t happen until another April 15 swoops in again to confiscate too much of our money.