"We just have to go and get it."

And what is it that we are going to get? Money. Money for "social programs" and "infrastructure."

And how are we going to get it? Simple: we're going to take it. Whether you like it or not, we're going to take it from you because we can spend it better than you can. Really, it's for your own good.

Every once in a while, it's nice to see liberals say what they really believe. Keith Schmitz over at Folkbum's praises a group of wealthy Germans for being "community-minded" because they want to be taxed more. He also manages to insult conservatives in this country for being cheap and ignorant of society's needs.

It is obvious that Schmitz and his fellow liberals believe that charity and economic growth happen because of government and not individual action. In insulting conservatives - and indeed most Americans - he also ignores the fact that no other people on earth give as much money - both in dollars and percentages of income - to charity than the American people.

Nothing prevents a citizen from making a voluntary donation to the US Treasury. If anyone out there feels that they aren't paying their fare share, then they are well within their rights to send more or their own money to Washington. That's the whole point. It's their money.

Government cannot create wealth by taking it from those who have it. Wealth - in terms of jobs and standard of living - is created by hard work and providing goods and services that people need and want. Poverty is not relieved by government programs, but by the compassion and generosity of private citizens.

In reality, the money isn't there because government has no right to steal from its people. President Coolidge was right: "Collecting more taxes than is absolutely necessary is legalized robbery."