#RSRH QotD, I Wish I Had Said That… Hold On, I *Did* edition.

Senator Jeff Sessions, on why we’re Taxed Enough Already, thanks:

“Washington asking for more tax revenue is like an alcoholic asking for more cash before a trip to the liquor store.”

I used a similar analogy about the fundamental problem with the stimulus, a few months ago:

Imagine, if you will, you have a friend, and he’s a drunk.  And he’s in trouble: he needs five hundred bucks to get out from under his bills, but he doesn’t have it, and things get a little worse every month because of it.  So you give him five hundred bucks… and he goes on an epic bender.  Now, here’s the question: would he have been fine if you had given him five hundred bucks for the bender, and another five hundred for his bills?  Or a thousand?  Of course not: doubling or tripling the money that you gave him would have just meant that he would have gone on a longer bender, with better ingredients.

Because that’s what drunks do.  That’s why they’re considered drunks.

I’m gratified to see that other people are paying attention. Although I already knew that, thanks to the Online Left taking the time to respond to my observation.

Moe Lane

PS: No, of course Sen. Sessions didn’t rip me off.  Don’t be absurd.  But I’m not going to be falsely modest and pretend that Senate staffers don’t read RedState, either.  I’m well aware that they do, and that this can have an indirect effect on the formal debate.


  • djmoore says:

    Then, of course, there’s this:

    “Giving money and power to government is like giving whiskey and car keys to teenage boys.”
    — P. J. O’Rourke

  • lourae says:

    I’ll go with Mr. Burge on this one, “If you don’t like politicians peddling influence, cut off their inventory.”

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