Budget Battles and Tounge-Tied, Unprincipled Republicans

House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio

The new federal budget might result in a whole bunch of people loosing their benefits of unemployment after Christmas. Dems want to extend benefits and Reps want to cut them to reduce government spending. Who is right? Who is wrong?

As usual, Republicans expose themselves to be the inarticulate buffoons they are, incapable of presenting a compelling argument for their supposed party principles.  Dems have again played the compassion card and painted themselves to be the party that cares about the downtrodden – the ever benevolent protectors.

Here is the only chance the Republican have at making a compelling case for their position.

  • Taxes are theft. (Dems want to steal more from you to give to someone else for political favor.)
  • Theft is immoral. (Dems portray themselves as the compassionate party, but the there is no such thing as a benevolent thief.)
  • I appose theft. I will protect private property from theft. (Stand with me as I appose Dems further efforts to violate your right to property.)
  • You know better than government how to utilize your money and capital. (Dems act as if they know better than you what you should do with your property.)
  • Private Property rights are a protection against waste. (Everyone tends to utilize their own property more frugally than those who receive stolen goods. )
  • The more waste, the less there is to go around.
  • The less there is to go around, the more need there will be. (It is immoral to steal property. It leads to an increase in poverty and need. I will fight to protect your property from Government theft. )

That would be a pretty good start. I think that’s something people could understand. Instead the best they can muster is stupid soundbites about how the economy will suffer if government spending continues. They have to talk about people. They have to address winners and losers, in real terms. Every involuntary action has positive and negative outcomes. Every voluntary action results in mutual benefit. Ask yourself which plan leads to prosperity given those two equations.

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