If there is one thing America does not need more of, it is taxes. The federal government already takes a reported 29.8% of a taxpayer’s income as of 2019. Based on the average salary, that equates to roughly $18,000 per taxpayer. What do we get in return for those federal taxes? Whether you lean to the left or to the right, you probably would agree that we do not get enough. Sadly, the left thinks that the solution to the problem is just to throw more money at it. ‘If we take more in taxes,’ they say, ‘surely the federal government will start using our money wisely.’
Obviously, there isn’t an ounce of truth to that. The Gospel of Luke says “He that is faithful in that which is least is faithful also in much: and he that is unjust in the least is unjust also in much.” If the federal government is a poor spender of our $18,000, what reason have we to believe that they will be more diligent if we give them $28,000? The solution is not to give the federal government more money, but rather to hold them to account for how they spend what we give them right now.
It should also go without saying that they do not have the right to increase taxes by one penny until they can pass a balanced budget. Remember, a balanced budget only means America is not going further into debt. It does not even touch the debt we already have. If Congress were your financial planner, you would end up retiring to a cardboard box under a bridge somewhere.
Yet, Democrats are determined to raise taxes across the board. What should we expect from the same talking heads that preached that Trump’s Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 was immoral and evil? There is nothing immoral about letting hardworking Americans keep the money they have earned, especially when the alternative is to shovel the money into the bottomless pit at the heart of the Swamp. Do not be fooled by liberal promises of handouts and goodies. You will never get a good return on investment by giving more to the federal government.