Yippee! Free government money! Come and get it!

So anxious is the federal government to give away money to lower income people (up to $49k!) that it is buying expensive full page advertising in magazines like Sports Illustrated urging people to take advantage of the "Earned Income Tax Credit" (EITC) program. In the ad reproduced below, the fed show pennies raining down from heaven (get it? pennies from heaven), so that poor people merely need to put out a vessel of some sort to catch the money. As you prepare to send in your income taxes on April 15 -- for many taxpayers the amount involved is more than they spend on food and housing combined -- remember that other people get paid money when they file taxes, because their incomes are lower than yours. The desperation to spend as much money as possible on taking money from taxpayers and giving it to other people who didn't earn it and who don't pay income taxes is offensive to everyone who works hard, succeeds, and as a result has a bulls eye painted on their...(Read Full Post)