Friday, September 28, 2007

Hillary is the Tooth Fairy!

If you were thinking Hillary isn't a Liberal, fiscally at least, this will remove all doubt. Hillary wants to be the tooth fairy!

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton said Friday that every child born in the United States should get a $5,000 "baby bond" from the government to help pay for future costs of college or buying a home.

Clinton, her party's front-runner in the 2008 race, made the suggestion during a forum hosted by the Congressional Black Caucus.

"I like the idea of giving every baby born in America a $5,000 account that will grow over time, so that when that young person turns 18 if they have finished high school they will be able to access it to go to college or maybe they will be able to make that down payment on their first home," she said.

I like the idea too. It would be neato! Gimme free money! "Hey kids, you don't have to work! Just vote for Democrats and you can just sit around and wait for your check!"

In fact...screw you Hillary!

Only $5000?!! You can't do anything with $5000! Make it $500,000! Why not? What's the difference?

Instead of giving our kids a small start on a home or an education, why not just give our kids enough for everything they will ever need? Make it $5,000,000!

We'll call it "no child left denied!" Now everyone can be rich and will never have to work! Just one requirement of them: they will all be required to vote Democrat. Only we will call it The Party at that point.

"Smmmmmackkkk!" Wow. Thanks for the slap on the face. I needed that!

...but since our government doesn't have 20 Billion Dollars a year (4 Million babies at $5K per) laying around, I think we should pass.

Where do these people think this money is coming from?

Many people, even with grown kids, or who didn't ever have children are happy to pay property taxes that go largely to pay for schools in their community because good schools means good property values.

Will people whose kids are grown (and missed out on this bounty), or don't choose to have kids find value in this?

Should our government be the tooth fairy? Leaving $5000 under the pillow of every girl and boy? Should our kids start out life on welfare? Does Hillary actually think we can just print more money?


Bike Bubba said...

Hillebeast brings to mind the comment, perhaps de Toqueville's, about a republic surviving only until people realize they can vote themselves a subsidy.

jroosh said...

That's the quote I was looking for when I said "As soon as the people discover that they can vote themselves money, democracies slide ever further into socialism." in this post! There it is!