I just read Taxpayers’ Manifesto by Daniel J. Hushek. I don’t remember who gave me this book, but it is fantastic. The foresight of Mr. Hushek is amazing since it was written in 1992 and much of the data is as old as 1984.
His predictions of what was happening to our country and where we were heading are amazing. He addresses topics and issues like:
· The Law
· Politicians – The New Aristocrats
· Labor and Labor Unions
· Fair – What’s Fair
· Liberal vs. Conservative
· The United Nations
· Foreign Policy
· Crime and Punishment
· Gun Control
· Economics, Capitalism, Free Enterprise
· Public Transportation
· The Military
· The Environment
· The Media
Mr. Hushek continually talks about government spending, taxation, and deficits, but points out that spending is the problem and the other two are just symptoms of the problem. I am sure he is appalled by the growth in the size of government we have seen since he wrote this book.
I will give you one quote from the book.
Remember further that up to this point (1992) the politicians and bureaucrats have been very successful at keeping us at each others throats with such typical contentions as:
Republicans vs. Democrats
Black vs. White
Catholic vs. Protestant
Young vs. Senior citizens
Capital vs. Labor
Consumer vs. Retailer
Utilities vs. Users
Doctors vs. Patients
Police vs. Civilians
I could go on and on. But remember these contentions were instituted by politicians and they will be coming up with new ways to divide us into factions to keep us diverted from the main issue which is government spending. Don’t kid yourself one moment. The politicians and bureaucrats know that once we recognize the only real contention they cannot benefit from is: Taxpayer vs. Tax beneficiary
Mr. Hushek points out how increasing the size of government has made most of the country’s problems worse instead of better, and he doesn’t worry about being politically correct. He points out that government can do very few things better than the private sector.
I am not sure this book is still in print, but if you can find one, it is certainly worth a read. It is also available as an eBook download.
God bless President Trump and guide him to make
great again. America