Tuesday, October 1, 2013

The government should send each of us a check

Economist Don Boudreaux has a couple of interesting points to make in light of the government shutdown.  I particularly like his second:
If my maid-service company doesn’t show up to clean my home this week, I don’t pay that maid service.  If I walk into a supermarket to buy a few artichokes and discover that the supermarket has no artichokes for sale that day, I don’t pay the supermarket for the artichokes that I don’t get.  So shouldn’t we taxpayers be relieved of the obligation to pay for the national-government services that we are not now receiving?
I'm not going to hold my breath waiting for the government to send me my refund check.  But you, in the meantime, should click here to read the rest of his post.