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Hillary Clinton, the media anointed 2008 Democratic presidential nominee, wants to give every newborn a $5,000 government bond. Fox reports on Hillary's proposal here. There are 4 million babies born in the USA each year, with that number on the rise, especially if we don't control the illegal immigration problem.
"I think it's a wonderful idea," said Rep. Stephanie Stubbs Jones (hey Fox, her name is Stephanie TUBBS Jones, not STUBBS Jones), an Ohio Democrat who attended the event and has already endorsed Clinton. "Every child born in the United States today owes $27,000 on the national debt, why not let them come get $5,000 to grow until their 18?"
Um, how is making the national debt bigger with those bonds 'a wonderful idea' ? I swear, I just don't speak Democrat anymore (and only about 1/3 Republican, for that matter). What is going on here ? Universal preschool, expanding SCHIP into the middle class, socialized medicine. When did it become the job of the government to raise your children ? Did I miss a meeting ? Have we all just accepted that now ? Is the drift leftward into a socialist state inevitable, with the only difference between the Democrats and Republicans being the speed of the trip ? The nation is already $9 trillion in debt and growing, and all I hear Democrats talking about is spending more and more and more, raising taxes more and more and more, and justifying all this insanity by saying it's 'for the children'. The Bush administration has raised the debt more than any other president in history, so let's stop calling that conservative too, because it isn't. Who starts big new social programs during wartime ? Our politicians have all taken leave of their senses as they rush to pander for votes. Responsibility be damned.
I have a fondness for those quaint ideas of our old founding fathers, who had these crazy notions about liberty and restraining the government, ideas that resulted in the USA becoming the greatest nation on earth less than 200 years from it's beginning. I think maybe they were onto something, and we are about to destroy it. Tell me if the following words from Thomas Jefferson sound like something that could be taking place today:
"We must not let our rulers load us with perpetual debt. We must make our selection between economy and liberty or profusion and servitude. If we run into such debts as that we must be taxed in our meat in our drink, in our necessities and comforts, in our labors and in our amusements, for our callings and our creeds...our people...must come to labor sixteen hours in the twenty-four, give earnings of fifteen of these to the government for their debts and daily expenses; and the sixteenth being insufficient to afford us bread, we must live...
We have not time to think, no means of calling the mismanagers to account, but be glad to obtain subsistence by hiring ourselves to rivet their chains on the necks of our fellow suffers.
Our landholders, too...retaining indeed the title and stewardship of estates called theirs, but held really in trust for the treasury, must...be contented with penury, obscurity and exile..private fortunes are destroyed by public as well as by private extravagance.
This is the tendancy of all human governments. A departure from principle becomes a precedent for a second; that second for a third; and so on, till the bulk of society is reduced to mere automatons of misery, to have no sensibilities left but for sinning and suffering...
And the fore horse of this frightful team is public debt. Taxation follows that, and in it's train wretchedness and oppression." -- Thomas Jefferson
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