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Generation Cliff

R.3 Wrote: Jan 10, 2013 10:03 AM
When will people understand, in this "consumer" economy, every tax levied on businesses is paid by the consumer? We get angry at retailers when the prices go up and give the gov't a pass. Payroll taxes are just the beginning. The shakedown continues when you spend the "after taxes" take home pay. One has to wonder just how much does it cost to have the gov't enforce income equality and social justice.
"To tax and to please, no more than to love and be wise, is not given to men."
Edmund Burke

There was more bleak news from Europe yesterday where the jobs crisis is more daunting than any of the soap opera stuff conjured up in Washington DC. European Union unemployment has reached 11.8%, increasing from 10.6% a year earlier and prompting Irish Prime Minister and current E.U. President Enda Kenny to remark it is "unacceptably high." The implications are for a powder keg that could eventually create the continent's version of an Arab Spring.

This is something I've thought about for a long...