Does anyone think, considering the crisis we're currently in, that citizens should make an extra effort and pay more taxes?
No, definitely not. The crisis we're in is because we pay too much taxes and the government (and people, but mostly government) over borrow, over tax, and over spend. The private sector uses the capital much much much more efficiently than the bureaucrats.
Rather than pay more taxes, perhaps they should re-think the extraneous wars that we are fighting over seas. If you go to my article called "The Bare Naked Truth of 9/11"-- you will see several videos that give you the exact words that Pres. Bush used in describing why we are at war with Iraq. It had NOTHING to do with 9/11.
Rather than tax its citizens more, they should stop the role of playing "Big Brother" over seas.
This leaves our country in a position where we are no longer "popular"-- and owe the Chinese Trillions to continue fighting these bogus wars.
If you wonder why I say this, then google: Rense.com -- Eminent Domain China/USA. Hey guys. At ANY point, the Chinese can collect on the money that we owe them and take our properties, homes, businesses, cities, states, and country. No Joke!!! Check it out!
Owning property in the United States is an illusion. You are basically a lien holder to the state in which you live in. To check this out-- just stop paying your property taxes for a few months -- and see how fast they evict you from your property!
Taxation has limits set by social and economic realities, not by decisions of the state. Historically, when it reaches a point at which it controls about two-thirds of economic assets and activity, the people are so deprived of the fruits of their labor they are no longer willing to put up with it. It is then that revolution occurs. Two examples of many are Henry VIII's destruction of the power of the church in England, and the French Revolution.
There's nothing new in the slippery argument that due to one crisis or another, or one compelling need or another, or one noble objective or another, taxpayers should be willing to pay just a little more. We hear it all the time, and we always have. Those little increments of more have stepped us up to a level of taxation that is at its economic maximum. In America, government, including all levels and mandated cost transfers, now controls somewhere between sixty and seventy percent of the economy. We're already at critical mass, or very close.
No, we should not continue to swallow the claim that just a little more will solve our problems. It hasn't, and there is no more to let the state take in its never-ending, futile quest to expand its authority and wealth infinitely, which is what that argument represents. As Thatcher said, the problem with socialists is that eventually they run out of other peoples' money. You've done it. You can't take more because you've already screwed over everyone you can. There's no more to take. Welcome to the real world.
Sorry, I don't buy it. It was lower taxes, relaxed government oversight and empowered businesses that got us here in the first place, the worst disaster since the Great Depression. Don't try to tell me that doing this all over again is goi
Actually, it wasn't lack of government oversight that got us into this situation. It was the wrong kind of government oversight.
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