Even if Republicans can’t agree to ending tax cuts, surely they can agree to end handouts, right? Oh, wait – hand outs for millionaires? Never mind then, carry on.
At least Republican Senator Coburn partially gets it: “We end up subsidizing the very wealthy and not helping the ones who really need the help.”
However, I think he doesn’t go far enough. It isn’t just that our current system isn’t helping people who need it, it is that our system unfairly burdens working people. The state takes a higher percentage of workers’ money than it does of corporations (who often use legal loopholes to pay nothing). The system rewards people for passively owning things and punishes people who have to actively work.
If we want America to be productive, we have to reward its people for their productivity.