Talking about unlimited wants and limited means, Sen. Hillary Clinton (Evil-NY) has recently proposed a
bribe to voters “baby bond” that would give $5,000 to every child born in the U.S.
“I like the idea of giving every baby born in America a $5,000 account that will grow over time, so that when that young person turns 18 if they have finished high school they will be able to access it to go to college or maybe they will be able to make that downpayment on their first home,” she said.
The New York senator did not offer any estimate of the total cost of such a program or how she would pay for it. Approximately 4 million babies are born each year in the United States.
Is it Hillary’s money that she wants to give away? No, it is your money, John and Jane Public, in the form of taxes. Gee, we have a word for people who generously give away other people’s money, and that word is “thief.” Or “public servant,” but I repeat myself.
This idea of buying votes with the voters’ own money isn’t new. Former Senator George McGovern, another Democrat, suggested a $1,000 giveaway to every American back in 1972. And as the New York Post reminds us, McGovern went on to lose 49 states during that election. We can only hope that history will repeat in 2008.
Otherwise, we can look forward to paying taxes to pay for Hillary to buy her votes.