Article by Bryan Howard
March 5, 2019
Texas Republican Congressman Dan Crenshaw laid into the Democrats for the obsession with taxing Americans to the very maximum they possibly can so they can have more Government programs we don’t need. Crenshaw established in a House committee how Government was intended to tax the American people as little as possible not as much as possible.
Crenshaw stated, “Why does the left hate the tax cuts? [Because] they think the people exist to fund the govt. We believe the govt exists to protect the inalienable rights of the people. When people keep their money, we get more jobs & wage growth, & less wasteful spending by ‘benevolent’ bureaucrats.”
Crenshaw continued, “We’re talking about a difference in philosophy. We’re not just talking about tax rates. It’s a question of whether the government should be taking more of your money of whether you should keep more of your money. It’s the difference in the role of government, in what we believe. It seems to me that what you all believe is that the role of government is to tax the people as much as possible so you and your benevolent fellow academics and dream up more programs for the government to spend money on. I don’t believe that. I don’t believe that is what the role of government is for.”
Crenshaw established, “The role of government is to protect God-given rights that we have and to ensure that we live as free as possible. The role of government is to tax people to the least extent possible, while still taxing them enough to cover basic needs for government. And if we’re questioning what those needs are we can just look at our Constitution, they’re generally pretty clear there.”