Sunday, September 25, 2011

Last Week's Founders Quote: Swindling Futurity

"The principle of spending money to be paid by posterity, under the name of funding, is but swindling futurity on a large scale."

- Thomas Jefferson, 1816.

    There's a lot of big words there, but basically TJ is saying that funding the government by raising taxes, rather than cutting their spending, is BS.  It is and will always be most important for the citizens of the United States to be liquid, rather than their government.  If we run out of money, then the government must cut back accordingly some as well.... Seems simple enough to us.  We're not crazy budget cutters, but there is a limit.  What has no limit? The hotness of Yvonne Strahovski!



pluvlaw said...

Yvonne is a personal favorite...and part of one of the best 80s reference-dropping shows on tv: Chuck.

Anonymous said...

Going for those hits again are we Mikey???...teg