While those of us poor working stiffs who are lucky enough to still have jobs in this wretched economy are working on getting our income taxes done this week, what are our overlords in Washington doing? They’re spending more money we don’t have to track down more people to whom they can send money that they didn’t earn.
I kid you not. The federal government has been buying expensive full-page ads in magazines such as Sports Illustrated, encouraging people to take advantage of the Earned Income Tax Credit:
Thomas Lifson comments:
“As you prepare to send in your income taxes on April 15 — for many taxpayers the amount involved is more than they spend on food and housing combined — remember that other people get paid money when they file taxes, because their incomes are lower than yours.
“The desperation to spend as much money as possible on taking money from taxpayers and giving it to other people who didn’t earn it and who don’t pay income taxes is offensive to everyone who works hard, succeeds, and as a result has a bull’s-eye painted on their pocketbooks.”