It's like the fundamental truth that market economies boom and bust stopped existing.
where do you get the idea that existing within a certain distance of me justifies me having to pay for what you think you need?
If someone is unemployed I don't have a duty to constantly fund his existence.
"This Administration will constantly strive to promote an ownership society in America. We want more people owning their own home. It is in our national interest that more people own their own home. After all, if you own your own home, you have a vital stake in the future of our country."" GWB
I am a small business owner. I made a big bet in this economy solely on the perception that there is a demand for my service. Taxes are completely irrelevant at this stage of my investment.