Someone once talked about the evils of taxes, arguing that one of the worst evils is to take money from someone to fund something he vehemently opposes. I don’t remember the quote and I’m not having a lot of luck finding it, but the sentiment is sound.
To be sure, we face this all the time. Some oppose the military, and their tax dollars still fund it. Others oppose Planned Parenthood, yet tax dollars flow there just the same.
However, COVID-19 and the ensuing shutdown of our entire economy had the government trying to figure out how to lessen the impact. They use tax dollars to help all kinds of businesses pay their expenses and employees during the shutdown.
Many people aren’t crazy about tax dollars funding private enterprises, which is fair. Perhaps worst, though, is that it funded political action as well.
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When asked about receiving PPP loans, Brady’s spokesman told the Washington Free Beacon, “We just applied and were approved, obviously, under the same sort of criteria as others with concerns for payroll.”
Except for two important factors.
One, as a non-profit funded by donations, they really weren’t as likely to be impacted as a private business that couldn’t make any money.
Second, they’re political action groups, meaning taxpayer dollars went to help fund groups trying to advance a political agenda. Can you imagine the outcry if the NRA received PPP money? Oh, it’s all we’d hear about for months.
Especially since financial contributions were likely still flowing in.
So thanks to taxpayer dollars, our opponents have gotten a financial leg up as we head into the coming election season. Whether or not you wanted to back either group, you did. We all did.
And that’s a problem that should never have happened.