What about my common good, Hillary?
Hillary: We'll take your money for 'common good'
'Many of you are well enough off that ... the tax cuts may have helped you,' Clinton said, according to the Associated Press. 'We're saying that for America to get back on track, we're probably going to cut that short and not give it to you.
'We're going to take things away from you on behalf of the common good.'
Get that? They're not going to give us our own money. According to the government, the money we earn is not ours except by government largesse. It's all theirs, and whatever we get to keep is only that portion they believe we are entitled to.
This is your government at work folks. It's all theirs: everything, including you. You earn money slaving away at your chosen profession, maybe you'll get to keep some of it. But don't make any plans, because next year they may decide to take more of it. You think you or your children can choose your own profession? Think again, because when the military draft is reinstated, your life is not your own, but it belongs to the government to do with what it wants, "for the common good".
People, the common good is when each individual does what they think is best for his or her own good. Does that mean everyone will be kind and virtuous and everyone will be equally wealthy and justice will be meted out fairly to all? No, of course not. But do you think government (1) will do any better job of it than individuals working for their own self-interest (name me one example in history), (2) has the moral authority to tell me what to do with my life or take anything from me against my will?
But what about the poor? As Dr. Mary Ruwart says:
In a Libertarian society, the poor would almost certainly have more than they do today. A voluntary society would more efficiently provide aid and actually give the poor an opportunity to become rich.
Vote them out. If you have to choose a political party, the only one with any principles, principles which don't change with the latest poll, principles which are morally and philosophically consistent and defensible, is the Libertarian Party. And the only choice for President this election is Michael Badnarik.