A conservative train of thought

Democrats are looking to push a new ‘Robin Hood’ tax on Wall Street transactions. Lovable outlaw Robin Hood may have been surprised to find out that he was an IRS agent collecting revenue for King John and the Sheriff of Nottingham.

Arguments for the Buffett Rule and Robin Hood taxes are that they are part of the solution for solving the debt problem, that ‘every last bit helps.’ Then isn’t the reverse true for every government program line item and every dollar taxed out of the private sector? That every last bit hurts?

Why are so many liberal Catholics willing to hand their lives over to government, but resent the Church issuing moral guidelines?

Politicians like to wrap compulsory and onerous policy ideas in the colorful wrapping paper of ‘choice’ and ‘diversity.’ The only ‘choice’ involved ends up being the politician’s.   Continue reading