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A Few Words on the Current Tax Bill

Tax Reform Cartoon
Just a note on the current tax bill weaving its way through Congress. It doesn't actually cut taxes. All it does is shuffle the money around so some people pay less. They call that a tax cut. A tax cut is when the government itself receives less money from the people. In this bill they end up getting the same amount by taking more from some people and less from others. Though that is great for t...
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Treasury secretary: Pass a tax bill or markets will tank

Income Tax Cartoon from 1799
Since speculative markets grew on the mere promise of tax cuts I do not find it difficult to believe that they would tank on the failure of such to be passed by Congress. I am of the mind that only a fool would want higher taxes. I don't mind paying taxes for the things I use. I appreciate the military to defend the nation. I appreciate that the President needs a staff and as someone who loves to ...
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Taxation isn’t Rape (or Theft)

Taxation be represented ya'll
One of the libertarian pages actually attempted to explain "taxation is theft",  one of their favorite bits of propaganda. I give them credit for this. Interesting it occurred on the very day I posted my article on roads in which I accuse them of never explaining their two favorite things (taxation is theft and government shouldn't build roads). However, I do not think their self-named philosop...
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The Broken Record of “Taxation is Theft” and the Logical Fallacy

Taxation is theft is an absolute and therefore prone to error
Libertarians love to make the flat statement "taxation is theft". If you spend any amount of time among them you recognize it for the propaganda and attempt at brainwashing that it is. Of course they don't see it that way. Taxation is certainly a strong issue with me as well and I certainly find common ground with Libertarians on the current state of US taxation...it's bad...very very bad. But my ...
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