September 22, 2010
Did you hear what President Obama said Monday at another of his nonstop and insufferable town hall gatherings? This time he was challenged by people who had voted for him about the sick economy. In his responses, the president spoke about tax cuts and said the government can't afford them.
This is typical left-wing talk. It isn't about government telling us how much of our money - the money we earn - it will allow us to keep. It's about us telling government how much of the money we earn we will allow them to spend.
The president said the wars and tax cuts were not paid for. As Rush Limbaugh noted on his show, neither are Social Security, Medicare or Obamacare paid for, but that doesn't bother him.
The far-left, Saul Alinsky philosophy is poisoning America. We'd be out of the recession by now if the government would stop restricting the economic engine. Cut taxes, stop spending and watch us grow.
Cal Thomas is a nationally syndicated columnist based in Washington, D.C.