For our grandchildren: Taxation without representation

The Senate has now passed the so-called budget deal previously approved by the House and President Trump is expected to sign it.

According to The Wall Street Journal, the measure avoids a government shutdown in the fall by suspending the debt ceiling until after the 2020 election and provides more than $2.7 trillion in discretionary spending over the next two years, which means the deficit will grow by $1 trillion a year for the foreseeable future.

Who will pay for today’s spending tomorrow? Our grandchildren, who have no say in the matter. That’s what was called taxation without representation at the time of the Revolution.

Kentucky Republican Sen. Rand Paul said the deal marks the death of the Tea Party movement, according to Fox News.

“Both parties have deserted – have absolutely and utterly deserted – America and show no care and no understanding and no sympathy for the burden of debt they are leaving the taxpayers, the young, the next generation and the future of our country,” Paul said on the Senate floor. “The very underpinnings of our country are being eroded and threatened by this debt.”

Apparently, Republican Rep. Mark Amodei was the only Nevada delegate to vote against this atrocity.

In 2016 Trump promised to wipe out the national debt in eight years.

At least a drunken sailor will sober up eventually.

4 comments on “For our grandchildren: Taxation without representation

  1. Anonymous says:

    Both parties?

    Both parties controlled the Senate and the Executive?

    What a crock. The buck apparently not only doesn’t stop with Trump, it has nothing to do with him.

    Very disappointing

  2. Rincon says:

    Thank you Thomas, for pointing out that Republicans and Democrats both do things that are against the interest of our citizenry. As I have demonstrated, the reason for our enormous debt is not that we increased spending relative to GDP, it’s that we cut our federal income by 30% or so by cutting taxes over the past 60 or so years.

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