Your Mind Powers Will Not Work on Me
Jonah Goldberg, usually quite a candid writer, seems to have donned his disingenuous cap for this Corner post:
I could swear Hillary had some sort of gaffe -- defined as accidentally telling the truth -- in which she told an audience that she didn't trust the people to behave responsibly or to spend their money the right way or something like that. I remember we talked about it in the Corner at the time (about a year ago?). I remember thinking it was similar to Bill's statement as president that he couldn't cut taxes because people would spend the money the wrong way. Does this ring a bell for anybody?
After receiving some help from NRO readers, Jonah reprints the offending quote:
"We're going to take things away from you on behalf of the common good."
There's not much I can say about this, except...shit. There's no use maintaining the charade any more. All this time liberals have been pretending we support higher taxes for defensible reasons, like the good of particular individuals, or tribute pay to foreign powers - anything but the common good, for Chrissake. It was a good plan, and there's enough blame to go around - I don't see how any of us could have predicted how tenacious Goldberg would be in pursuit of the truth. Hillary really blew this one, and now that the public knows the real use its tax dollars were put toward we might as well just eliminate FEMA, the military, and public schools, because no one in their right mind is ever going to let the government take things away from them again.