Tuesday, July 20, 2010
Tax on Education
I wonder if the intellectuals in our federal government and their supporters in the educational systems of our nation will follow the example of the politicians in the United Kingdom. In an effort to bring more revenue into the bloated socialist government, Vince Cable, Business Secretary of the current British Government, made a proposal to tax university degrees for the lifetime of the recipient. The tax will be based solely on the fact that the graduate received a degree and the amount of tax would be based on a percentage (amount has not yet been determined and of course not permanent) of the graduate’s income. Those who earn higher incomes could end up paying as much as $24,000.00 every year simply because they earned a university degree. I can see another reason for a socialist government to tax education – redistribution of wealth. Only a socialist would think that those who were smart enough and wealthy enough to go to a university should share their higher incomes with those who are unable to obtain degrees. This is just one more way to dumb down a country and bring the people more and more under the control of the government. A big problem with this plan, however, is that the golden goose will gradually but eventually stop laying golden eggs. As more and more people realize that a university degree simply makes them poorer rather than better off, fewer people will want to obtain degrees. Since the United States government has fully taken over the student loan program, it may not be long before some idiot of a progressive will suggest this new source of revenue. Of course, the progressives would probably say that a tax on degrees is necessary to lower the cost of tuition at the schools of higher education. This is just one more reason why we must weed out the progressives and far left liberals from all elected offices. Now is the time to search out and support people who are willing to stand on constitutional principles and to shrink the size of our federal government. You have been warned that this could happen. I encourage you to stay alert and ready to fight for the right to education without taxation.