Thursday, May 16, 2013

MaineWire Op-Ed: Life, Liberty, and Tax Reform

The opening passage:

I’d like to discuss the so-called Gang of Eleven’s LD 1496, designated “An Act to Modernize and Simplify the Tax Code.”

This bill should actually be named “An Act to Increase Tax Revenues While Sponsors Croon ‘Don’t Tax You, Don’t Tax Me, Tax the One Behind That Tree.’”

Another passage further on:

The first school of thought holds that Government is the highest expression of humanity.  To this group, Government is good; more Government is better; and all-pervasive, all-encompassing, all-consuming Government is best.  They believe that private property is a crime and that capitalism is evil.  They’d outlaw both, and replace the latter if only they could find an alternative to finance their coercive utopia.  In their view, there is no such thing as a ‘self-made’ man or woman.

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