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July 13, 2009

The Larger Agenda

Victor Davis Hanson thinks that while the stimulus package has failed to turn around the economy it may succeed in accomplishing its actual purpose, i.e. to Canadianize the United States.

Note here I mean something quite different from the accustomed notion of “accomplish.” You see, I think the point was never much to build more bike paths on borrowed money or just bail out GM, but rather more to reengineer the tax code, as part of a grander vision of creating a new equality of result in America.

Soon we will all end up after each April 15 about making the same, driving the same sort of cars and using the same sort of mass transit, living in about the same sorts of houses, and having about the same sorts of “‘they’ will take care of it for me” philosophies — all overseen by brilliant, but highly ranked and exempt Platonic Guardians who suffer on our behalf as they jet and limo at breakneck speed ensuring our welfare.

A friend of mine used to say Revenue Canada should send out notices to anyone making fifty thousand or more a year: "Congratulations! You have now achieved your income."

Posted by Ghost of a flea at July 13, 2009 08:04 AM