A naive person who did not maintain a healthy sense of skepticism would quickly adopt the point of view that almost all elements of government are terribly underfunded and much good would be accomplished with higher taxes and more debt spending.
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From a look at the definition, “permanent” is an antonym of “temporary;” that is exactly what has become of other “temporary” tax increases throughout history.
Writes Ron Paul: “When government supercedes its very limited constitutional role, it cannot help but advance the moral agenda of whoever is in power at the time, at the expense of the rights of others.”
In 1819 U.S. Supreme Court decision “McCullough v. Maryland,” Chief Justice John Marshall wrote, “An unlimited power to tax involves, necessarily, a power to destroy; because there is a limit beyond which no institution and no property can bear taxation.”
by William ‘BJ’ Lawson, UnitedLiberty.org As various tax-related mail begins to appear in the mailboxes of hardworking Americans across the country, itâ€™s instructive for all of us to reflect on why we carry the burden of our government every April. Take this morning, for instance. We can credit the â€œingenuity of the marketsâ€, and specifically [...]
Just focusing on the economics of it all, the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan are estimated to cost nearly $200 Billion in 2008. And, if we assume the government will act like it normally does, you can expect that price tag to be far, far higher than what they claim it will be.