For years, conservatives and liberals have clashed over taxes. Do we tax less, and allow the free market to thrive with the increased spending, or do we tax more to allow for an increase in government spending.
Cash For Clunkers has proven the conservative point of taxing less to benefit the economy, and here’s how.
Everyone, especially liberals are pointing out that one of the successes of Cash For Clunkers is that if you give people money, they will spend it. But why did the government have to place restrictions on how it could be spent? Had they simply not collected that $3 billion from the American taxpayer, we would have spent it as we saw fit to begin with.
Not only would people inevitably have purchased new (or even used cars), they also would have had additional money to pay for things like, gee I don’t know, maybe health care?
This leads me to another point. Cash For Clunkers was supposed to last until November. Whether it was the apparent “success” of the program, or the flaws in the paperwork processing that caused the program’s early departure, it was still cut short. What happens when the proposed universal health care ends up becoming too “successful” for its own good, or the inevitable mountains of paperwork become too much to handle? Are people going to be left waiting weeks or months for the treatment they desperately need (similar to the auto dealers waiting on payments they also desperately need)?
It’s time to see the light at the end of the government sponsored tunnel. More government involvement than is absolutely necessary in anything is never a good thing. And right now there is definitely far more than is necessary.