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Tax Congress!

JustMC Wrote: Dec 21, 2012 1:59 PM
Sadly, another article misses the real point. So long as you just blindly speak about the "rich", everybody loses. Every transaction is either WILLING or FORCED, ultimately threat of violence. Government does EVERYTHING it does by FORCE. There are rich people who get their money by pleasing willing customers. These people get rich by raising living standards. They are doing good for all. Let them get as rich as they want. There are other rich people who get rich by force. And it's sneakier than you might think. Try ethanol mandates, for one. War profiteers. Most CEOs. The Healthcare Insurance executives. Bankers backed by a MANDATED cartel, the Federal Reserve. Etc. These people are rich because they...
JustMC Wrote: Dec 21, 2012 2:05 PM
buy government preference, backed by the ultimate threat of death to any taxpayer who resists.

And with more and more laws that invade private transactions, more favors are sold and more winners are chosen by force. These transactions are all driven by the threat of government guns, not pleasing willing customers, and they LOWER living standards.

So, the answer is, we SHOULD tax the RICH--BY-FORCE into oblivion. Government's proper role is to limit the path to riches to that by PLEASING willing customers. Instead it does the opposite. Since it is very messy and difficult to identify the RICH-BY-FORCE as accurately as this would require, the answer is to REPEAL most taxation and "regulation." Greatly shrink the size of...
JustMC Wrote: Dec 21, 2012 2:08 PM
government and the pile of dollars over which it has control.

That is the ONLY way to raise living standards, because it is the only way to shift transactions out of the FORCED bucket (which lowers living standards) and into the WILLING bucket (which raises living standards).

But more articles like this one, that miss the FORCED/WILLING distinction and just indiscriminately talk about "the rich" are just further fuel for the class warfare fire. We have plenty of RICH-BY-FORCE who should be wiped out by ethical government action. But the only way to get there is not by seizure, but rather, by tearing down the machine that allows these gangsters to operate.

Barack Obama, Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid want you to know that the rich are out of control.

After thinking about it for a few years, they have finally figured out that our economic problems have a very simple explanation: There are too many rich people.

Too many rich people are causing a jobless “recovery.” Having too many rich people caused the Fukushima nuclear reactor to meltdown. The rich are probably responsible for the next ice age too.   

Rich people it’s seems run up huge budget deficits on silly things like entitlement spending and road projects that benefit the...