Friday, May 12, 2017

Tax Cuts Are Theft. | gadflyonthewallblog

Tax Cuts Are Theft. | gadflyonthewallblog:

Tax Cuts Are Theft.

Ben Franklin famously said that nothing is certain in this world except death and taxes.
But in our modern age, that might have to be amended to read, “death and tax cuts.”
These days, lawmakers on both sides of the aisle can’t figure out how to govern without continually cutting taxes – and invariably the beneficiaries of such largess are the rich.
No one likes paying taxes.
You do a job, earn money and have to give a portion of it to the government.
But no one likes going to the dentist, either. Yet it’s something most adults do because we understand its necessity. We know that ignoring basic dental hygiene and avoiding regular dental check-ups will most likely result in halitosis, mouth pain and the eventual decay of our teeth.
There are similar societal problems with tax avoidance, but we’ve been tricked into willful ignorance.
The rich have paid for an army of economists, libertarians and other would-be thinkers to come up with justifications for avoiding taxation as much as possible.
It’s completely disingenuous. This is prostitution as philosophy. It’s whoring out one’s mental faculties to come up with a smoke screen behind which the wealthy can get away without paying their fair share.
The idea basically comes down to this: taxation is theft.
The government has no right to tax its citizens because its only gets rights from the consent of the governed. People can only give the government rights they already Tax Cuts Are Theft. | gadflyonthewallblog:

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