Hilzoy catalogs the plans that John McCain has to spread your wealth.
“He will commit a $5,000 tax credit for each and every customer who buys a zero carbon emission car”. Apparently, John McCain doesn’t believe that you and I are competent to decide for ourselves whether to give money to people who buy hybrid cars. No: the government will decide for us, and let us foot the bill. Likewise, “John McCain Will Commit $2 Billion Annually To Advancing Clean Coal Technologies.” Why can’t I decide for myself whether or not I want to fund clean coal? Or to contribute to a $300 million dollar prize for the development of batteries for plug-in hybrids? Or give foreign aid to Israel? And why is John McCain so eager to expropriate my money to pay for his priorities?
John McCain might think it’s the role of government to use my money to “provide $5,000 for health insurance to every American family”. But those of us who cherish genuine American values know that that’s just a fancy way of saying that he wants to spread the wealth.
This is socialism, pure and simple. John McCain believes that the President and the Congress should have the right to expropriate our money, and spend it on what they think matters. It’s un-American, and I, for one, can no longer be a part of it.
Oh, the horror, the horror.