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I always like to cite "Hauser's Law", named for W. Kurt Hauser: irrespective of tax rates, government always gets — and ONLY gets — about 20% of GDP in revenues. The only thing that varies directly with tax rates is the size of GDP: when taxes are low, GDP (the economic pie) expands; when taxes are high, GDP contracts. So if you're looking to maximize the revenues from that 20% slice of the GDP pie, you want the pie itself to be as large as possible. Which means you should lower taxes, not raise them, to get more revenue. Of course, the real purpose of raising taxes is not economic, but ideological. It's based on the fuzzy idea of "social justice," a euphemism for the Marxian slogan, "from each according to ability."
The riots against "austerity" occurring in Greece are what lie in our future. All persons who believe in self-reliance should implement "Plan B": start to "go Galt" by reducing your "economic footprint": cancel subscriptions, health clubs, etc.; stock up on some basic supplies; and do what you can to convince others to do the same. Starve the beast. Once a large segment of the electorate believes that it is RIGHT to live off of others, there's no turning around. Since the strongest incentive any politician has is to get elected and stay elected (including, of course, Republicans), politicians and the non-productive segment of the electorate are BOTH the enemies of those who value self-reliance and individual liberty.
Are there any Dr. Seuss characters in that animation? No. It was done "in the style" of a Dr. Seuss primer. Guess what? Can't copyright a style. A character, yes. A story, yes. A "style"? No. Leftists: where facts, reason, and logic don't count, and where the only thing one needs to BS oneself and one's fellow lefties is "deep, sincere feelings" that one is right.
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