How The Welfare State Stole Christmas - Forbes
Now pause for a second on what that money buys you.
For many of us, that $75 buys us a lifetime of joyful memories.
Aren’t some of your happiest recollections decorating the Christmas tree with your family?
Yeah, ours too.
With that in mind, let’s restate Peck’s proposition: Let’s have the government seize $75 of the income you worked for and would use to create lasting memories for you and your family, and transfer it (minus transaction costs) to people you don’t know, and might not approve of if you knew.