(urth) Gene Wolfe's Politics
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Thu Mar 26 13:23:56 PDT 2009
Sigh. You're just begging to have it explained how the magic Invisible Hand
of the Marketplace would somehow make busses affordable. Libertarians
On Thu, Mar 26, 2009 at 1:05 PM, David Stockhoff <dstockhoff at verizon.net> wrote:
> I see. So, the only tax power of government would be to reduce taxes, never
> to increase them. Great! Power to the people, and to government by, for, and
> of the people.
> Eventually, no one would pay taxes and everyone would have to pay more for
> everything, so that only the rich could afford a bus trip across town. And
> then you would probably consider the burden on the people to be lifted.
> This is like discussing Newtonian physics with a child who still throws food
> from her high chair just to watch it fall.
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> A good practical place to start.
> You can only make a new tax if you remove two others: you can only raise a
> tax if you reduce other taxes by twice the amount.
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