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.