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  • No Taxes are not theft

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  • Yes Taxes are theft

    15 27.27%
  • Yes Taxes are theft and I receive a government paycheck or benifits

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    Re: Are Taxes Theft

    Quote Originally Posted by megaprogman View Post
    A public referendum on any new taxes sounds like an excellent idea as long as the budgets must stay balanced.

    Agreed. Limiting the ability to tax won't prevent the government from wrecking the economy with deficit spending unless a balanced budget is required.

    Funny how almost everyone agrees a balanced budget would be a good thing, but we still can't get it made into a law that actually holds water.

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    Re: Are Taxes Theft

    Quote Originally Posted by Goshin View Post
    Agreed. Limiting the ability to tax won't prevent the government from wrecking the economy with deficit spending unless a balanced budget is required.

    Funny how almost everyone agrees a balanced budget would be a good thing, but we still can't get it made into a law that actually holds water.
    Of course we can't..... seems like all of these politicians talk a good story during the election, but can't seem to walk the talk after they get to Washington.... sounds like a good time for a grass roots amendment to the Constitution.
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    Re: Are Taxes Theft

    Quote Originally Posted by Goshin View Post
    The issue here of course, is that it is LEGAL, because the government (which makes all law, lol) SAYS it is legal.

    In a sense that is like allowing a pickpocket to write the state's laws on petty theft, or setting the fox to guard the henhouse.

    I'd prefer that no tax could be levied, unless a caucus of all those who would be PAYING the tax vote in majority support of it. This would necessitate defining what the tax would go to pay for, of course; to get that approval the object of the revenue would have to be something a majority of the tax-payers thought was worthwhile.

    BTW, I don't simply mean caucus of registered voters; I mean a caucus of whoever will actually be paying the new tax or tax hike. If the tax hike is on cigarettes, only cig smokers should be allowed to vote in the caucus. If the tax hike is on the wealthiest 10%, then only the wealthiest 10% should be allowed to vote on it.


    That would be real, actual "taxation with representation."
    That is actually a good idea. It would make a nice poll subject. Tax increases shouldn't be passed just because a majority does not have to pay them. Although it is not hard to imagine the fear mongering the libs would do if such an issue ever popped up on a ballet.
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    Re: Are Taxes Theft

    Taxation without representation is theft. Taxation by duly elected Congress is not theft, no matter how much some people don't like it, don't like how the money is being spent, or disagree with the decisions that congress makes.

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    fyi Re: Are Taxes Theft

    Taxes for illegitimate and unconstitutional functions of government ARE theft.

    About 80% or more of the federal government is illegitimate and/or unconstitutional.

    At least 60% of state and local functions are illegitimate.

    The bottom line is EVERYBODY is paying far too much tax and suffering far too much abuse.

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