Conservative columnist George Will claimed that Americans moaning about taxes today should think long and hard about the goods and services they expect from the federal government, saying they “should be ashamed of themselves for the decadence of our democracy.”
Will spoke on a Fox News panel along with The Hill’s Elise Viebeck and conservative columnist Charles Krauthammer, discussing today’s tax filing deadline and the accumulation of government debt.
“I don’t think this a day for the American people to feel sorry for themselves,” Will said. “They should feel ashamed of themselves for the decadence of our democracy.”
“We used to borrow money FOR the future,” he continued. “We fought wars FOR the future. We built highways, dams, airports FOR the future. Now we are borrowing from the future — from the unconsenting, because unborn, future generations — in order to fund our own current consumption of goods and services.”
“The american people are paying a lot of taxes,” he concluded, “but they are not paying nearly enough taxes to fund their appetite for goods and services.”
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