Collect necessary revenue in such a way as to maximize growth
Collect necesssary revenue in such a way as to incentivize positive behaviors
Collect revenue in such a way as to redistribute wealth
Collect revenue in such a way as to minimize wage disparity
Collect Revenue from certain groups and not from others
Taxes were originally to provide for the security of our borders from invading forces, to protect America and it's freedom. As society evolved we let government take more and more of our money to provide services such as interstate highway system. Some things like that only the fed gov can accomplish but the problem is gov is like a cancer, the bigger it gets, the more control it gets of the body the more it feels compelled to grow until eventually the host organism is no longer able to function and dies. We are now in that period where the gov is so big and demanding to get even bigger that if we can't stop it, even shrink it, we will die.
Personally I think it's to tick-us-off. Then again those guys in Washington need real nice carpet to go under those expensive desks, and also for their work-out area to reduce fat...not government fat, personal fat from the interns they want to have a go at.
be thankful. if they weren't buggering the interns, they'd have more time and energy for legislation.
“If we must have an enemy at the head of Government, let it be one whom we can oppose, and for whom we are not responsible, who will not involve our party in the disgrace of his foolish and bad measures.”
- Alexander Hamilton. Spiritual father of #NeverTrump
To pay extortion to the poor so they do not rob me. Also a little for law courts, police and military.
Who left the fridge open?
I don't want to see religious bigotry in any form. It would disturb me if there was wedding between the religious fundamentalists and political right. The hard right has no interest in religion except to manipulate it. ~ Billy Graham in Parade magazine February 1, 1981.
You know the time is right to take control, we gotta take offense against the status quo
Originally Posted by A. de Tocqueville