Thursday, September 01, 2005

Tax Cut Illusion

All the political parties are offering tax cuts.
- Michael the socialist historian is offering tax cuts to families.

- Don the central banker is offering tax cuts to everyone else.

We should not be deceived. We will continue to to pay more tax under both Michael and Don.

Offering a $2,000 tax cut to someone from whom you are taking $15,000 is hardly generous.

The prophet Samuel called a government that takes more than a tenth a tyrant.

This is what the king who will reign over you will do: He will take the best of your fields and vineyards and olive groves and give them to his attendants. He will take a tenth of your grain and of your vintage and give it to his officials and attendants. Your menservants and maidservants and the best of your cattle and donkeys he will take for his own use. He will take a tenth of your flocks, and you yourselves will become his slaves. When that day comes, you will cry out for relief from the king you have chosen (1 Sam 8:10-18).
What would Samuel say about politicians who promise to take only four tenths of everthing. He would not call them generous.


Unknown said...

Hi Ron

Perhaps Samuel would say: "Vote Act for smaller government and reduced taxes?"

As both of the major parties in NZ are committed to a large state sector in order to usher us into the socialist 'promised land' it is hard to see how any minor party on the right of the spectrum is going to change that, even if they did get Samuel's endorsement.

Seemingly we face the prospect of 'leaks onions and slavery' for another three years unless God graciously chooses to give us a government we don't deserve.

Keep up the blogging - I think it's great.


Ron McK said...

The Welsh get the leaks.
The Irish are happy with potatoes

Ron McK said...

I am not sure if Samuel would think that Act is generous.
And he was not that keen on scambusters.