To begin with, I did not watch. From what I’ve seen in the morning shows on CBS and FOX News there was nothing new other than Castro’s announcement that he was going to start buying votes. He is not content with the usual Democratic method of promising something for nothing with no clue how to pay for it. No, taking a page from the Al Capone school of politics, his campaign is sending cash to people.
I heard this morning that a whole bunch of lawyers have looked at this and declared that it’s all fine and dandy and we know that if the lawyers say it’s okay then it must be so, right? Well then someone will have to explain to the American people just when bribery became legal in the election process because when you strip away the Orwellian Clintonisms and legalistic rhetoric that is all it is – 1930’s Chicago style cash for votes bribery.
WHO’S GOING TO PAY FOR ALL THIS?
And when will someone in the press seriously pursue the question of how any of these wild giveaway schemes they are all promoting in one guise or another are going to be paid for? Dizzy Lizzy Warren says, “It will be paid for by the people at the very top.” Not to pick on this nit more than the rest of the wits, just how would that work? Even if you could confiscate their entire net worth you would not even come close to funding this utopian dream of yours.
So where will the funding come from? The same place it always comes from. You and I. What does that mean? Well let’s look at this in terms of a single paycheck. If you currently make 700.00 a week you are probably taking home between 500.00 and 600.00 per week for a forty hour workweek at current tax rates. As the burden of paying for an ever expanding government bureaucracy-because it’s not big enough already-so that all of this can be offered to those who will not work, be prepareto see that paycheck take-home shrink to 350.00 or less.
But hey! At least you will not have a healthcare premium to pay.