Point out where usmcpgw is wrong. Everything he said is true. Taxes on business have to be passed on to the customer or the business loses money. They can't operate like our government thinks it can and have negative revenue forever. Regulations require money to be spent confirming compliance, thus costing the companies more money. A larger government costs more money to operate which means they have to have more revenue. The only way to do that is to have more tax payers or extract more money per taxpayer. That increases the cost to the taxpayer. Government is much less efficient that the private sector so what ever they do costs more that if a private company did it. That inceases the cost of that service.