"Caesar" And His Subjects on Tax Day

CAL THOMAS COMMENTARY APRIL 15, 2019

         TODAY AS JUST ABOUT EVERY TAXPAYER KNOWS IS THE DEADLINE FOR FILING FEDERAL INCOME TAXES. AT LEAST HALF THE COUNTRY KNOWS THIS BECAUSE WE ARE THE ONES PAYING THE TAXES. HALF THE COUNTRY PAYS NO INCOME TAX AT ALL. 

         THE GOVERNMENT MISUSES THE MONEY WE GIVE THEM, MUCH AS SOME COLLEGE STUDENTS SOMETIMES WASTE THE MONEY PARENTS GIVE TO THEM. WE ARE $22 TRILLION IN DEBT. LIBERAL POLITICIANS – AND SOME REPUBLICANS – WILL DO NOTHING ABOUT IT. THE LEFT WANTS TO SPEND EVEN MORE MONEY ON PROGRAMS THAT HAVE PROVED FAILURES AND ON NEW PROGRAMS THAT ARE BASED ON GOOD INTENTIONS, BUT NOT HUMAN NATURE AND SOUND PRINCIPLES.

         ENORMOUS DEBT IS A CONTRIBUTING FACTOR TO THE DECLINE OF NATIONS AS I ARGUE IN MY NEW BOOK, “AMERICA’S EXPIRATION DATE” WHICH WILL BE PUBLISHED NEXT JANUARY. YOU’LL BE HEARING MORE ABOUT IT AS THE TIME DRAWS CLOSER.

         SOMETIMES I WISH THERE WOULD BE A TAXPAYER REBELLION – A MODERN VERSION OF THE COLONIAL TEA PARTY – WHERE TAXPAYERS WOULD REFUSE TO PAY ANY MORE TO GOVERNMENT UNLESS IT STOPPED THE SPENDING AND BALANCED THE BUDGET. BUT THAT WOULD REQUIRE PEOPLE TO BE WEANED FROM THEIR ADDICTION TO VARIOUS PROGRAMS. HUMAN NATURE BEING WHAT IT IS, THAT IS UNLIKELY TO HAPPEN. SO, HAPPY YAX DAY! I’M CAL THOMAS.