Monday, November 5, 2007

Taxes For Liberals: When Is It Ever Enough

One argument against persistent government growth, as well as government intervention in economic issues such as minimum wage, is that such actions are somewhat arbitrary and have no real reason to stop.

An example of big-governmentism was caught by my Red Maryland colleague D.C. Russel, who expresses his objection to a proposal to raise the sales tax to 7%(!!), instead of the 6% that the Governor claims is necessary.

This is a big issue. The Democrats in power in the state would have you believe that we need more money, and that you get what you pay for when it comes to government services. But consider the following arguments:

1. You get what you pay for, we need to raise the sales tax to 6%.
2. You get what you pay for, we need to raise the sales tax to 7%.
3. You get what you pay for, we need to raise the tax to: we take your money whenever we want.

That's where this is going.

The government should not be involved in most things, because they have a monopoly on the legal theft of our money. The more the definition of 'necessary government services' expands, the less control we have over our lives.

1 comment:

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