Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Buying Votes

I see that Hillary Clinton is once again attempting to buy votes. On Wednesday, Clinton proposed tax cuts up to $1,000 per year to encourage millions of working-age families to open 401(k) accounts. If she had stopped right there I wouldn't have much of a problem. I'm always in favor of ways for people to keep more of their own money and to give the government less. However, as always, there is a catch. To 'pay' for the cuts, Clinton advocates higher estate taxes. Simply a case of taking money from some people and giving it to someone else. Perhaps Clinton should just come clean and announce a program to take everyone's money and give it back to people in the portion she feels is fair. It would be more honest.

(h/t Cato@Liberty)