June 18, 2003
editorial staff got it wrong in the June 17 edition:
"Child tax credits; Just do it; But don't call it a tax
cut." They stated that "…giving money back to
most of America, but not giving any to the working poor …
is a bad idea, both morally and politically."
A bad idea
the editorial staff understands that you can't give tax
credits to people who don't pay taxes. They are therefore
endorsing a welfare payment.
editorial staff understand that tax rebates are a return of
taxpayer's money to the people who paid them? And welfare
payments can only result from the forcible confiscation of
other people's money?
How is it
moral to forcibly take money from those who earned it and
give it to those who did not? The government should use tax
credits to encourage us to contribute more to United Way,
the Red Cross and other organizations that can give the poor
the help that they need.
The government should not force us to be "moral" by taking our money.