Conservatives have long avoided heated dinner conversations by demurring, “I’m socially liberal but fiscally conservative.” Translation: I have a diverse array of friends and enjoy low taxes.
While unobjectionable in theory, this attitude has enabled something nefarious. The federal government has turned our desire to “live and let live” into an invitation to incentivize harmful choices.
We incentivize broken families through marriage penalties in welfare programs.
We incentivize unemployment through student loan blowouts.
We incentivize chronic homelessness through failed “housing first” policies. And, in so doing, we have destroyed lives and ravaged taxpayer bank accounts.
Now, the American taxpayer is about to foot the bill for children and young people to dig holes near their rectums and remove their uteruses.