Archive for the ‘VAT’ Category


November 17, 2010

Economist and New York Times columnist, Paul Krugman, is not known for being in the pocket of Rush Limbaugh or FOXnews, unwontedly agrees with the likes of Sarah Palin and others on the right.  He and many on the left side of the aisle have given up tingle-legged curtsies in the presence of our deep-bowing president and are actually seeing his policies for what they truly are, dictatorial and dangerous to We the People.

Over the past weekend, on national television, Krugman offered:

“The only way the U.S. will get its debt crisis under control is by the use of “death panels” and a national sales tax.”  Governments throughout Europe use the national sales tax, referred to as value-added tax (VAT), extensively.  It kept them out of economic hardship experienced by the U.S. of late.

“Some years down the pike, we’re going to get the real solution, which is going to be a combination of death panels and sales taxes.  It’s going to be that we’re actually going to take Medicare under control, and we’re going to have to get some additional revenue, probably from a VAT.  But it’s not going to happen now.”

Wow!  Just a few months ago, when Stupid Sarah referred to the government-run healthcare committees that would analyze the cost benefits of keeping certain non-societal contributing or no longer tax contributing seniors alive as “death panels”, ridicule beyond her norm rang throughout the Kingdom of Obama.  Now even “Gray Lady” columnists are using the term, referring to death panels as a necessary cost control tool to stabilize a failing economic policy.

More and more, it is becoming evident even to those who would like a socialist utopia that the means cannot justify the end and the end can only justify the means for a few.

More and more I’m hearing and seeing a softening from my friends on the left, who not so long ago, were  arm-waving and yelling staunch defenders of the “First Black President”.  Even when they cry racist now, it’s obvious they don’t believe their own words.  Unfortunately, for many, that is the last possible defense for policies that simply don’t match the will of the people and are not good for a sovereign democratic republic.