Who will pay for the roads and other arguments of the STUPID

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It was not Mao, Hitler, and Stalin who funded or manufactured the gun, tanks, and bombs that terrorized and murdered so many millions. It was the good people of China, Germany, and Russia who felt obligated to hand over the fruits of their labor to those wearing the mantle of authority.

Likewise, with all the government bureaucrats, the abusive law enforcers, the corrupt politicians, their buildings, the vehicles, their computers, their utilities, their salaries...

We are the ones paying for all of that, and perhaps most ironically, when it comes to the IRS and all of their tax collectors, WE are the ones paying them to rob us!

Everything of value in the world has come from the efforts of productive people. While the political class can only steal and destroy. In short, the good has always funded the evil and that will continue to be the case as long as the good people IMAGINE they have a moral obligation to surrender a portion of what they earn in over as taxes to those who CLAIM they have the right to rule.

Taxes are not the price we pay for civilized society. Taxes are how civilized society pays for its own destruction. Taxation is no different from a mafia protection racket; where a gang claims to be protecting you, while that same gang threatens to hurt you if you don't pay up! Yeah, while the gang may sometimes go after other people, you know that if you don't pay their protection fees, that they are the ones who will be at your door next.

Simpletons (you) argue that because taxes pay for roads, defense, protection, and help for the poor, ending taxes would mean no roads, no defense, no protection and no help for the poor.

In any context other than politics, such an argument would immediately be recognized as COMPLETELY invalid. It would be akin to a common criminal stealing $100 from you, handing you a sandwich and then arguing that you should thank him for having robbed you or otherwise, you would have starved. HAHAHAHA! Stupids, they fooled you into thinking you can't feed yourselves!

“Socialism, like the ancient ideas from which it springs, confuses the distinction between government and society. As a result of this, every time we object to a thing being done by government, the socialists conclude that we object to its being done at all. We disapprove of state education. Then the socialists say that we are opposed to any education. We object to a state religion. Then the socialists say that we want no religion at all. We object to a state-enforced equality. Then they say that we are against equality. And so on, and so on. It is as if the socialists were to accuse us of not wanting persons to eat because we do not want the state to raise grain.”
― Frederic Bastiat, The Law
 
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Are yer for or again socialist public roads and highways?

Are yer for or again socialist public schools?

Are yer for or again socialist public police and fire departments?

Are yer for or again our socialist military?

 
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It was not Mao, Hitler, and Stalin who funded or manufactured the gun, tanks, and bombs that terrorized and murdered so many millions. It was the good people of China, Germany, and Russia who felt obligated to hand over the fruits of their labor to those wearing the mantle of authority.

Likewise, with all the government bureaucrats, the abusive law enforcers, the corrupt politicians, their buildings, the vehicles, their computers, their utilities, their salaries...

We are the ones paying for all of that, and perhaps most ironically, when it comes to the IRS and all of their tax collectors, WE are the ones paying them to rob us!

Everything of value in the world has come from the efforts of productive people. While the political class can only steal and destroy. In short, the good has always funded the evil and that will continue to be the case as long as the good people IMAGINE they have a moral obligation to surrender a portion of what they earn in over as taxes to those who CLAIM they have the right to rule.

Taxes are not the price we pay for civilized society. Taxes are how civilized society pays for its own destruction. Taxation is no different from a mafia protection racket; where a gang claims to be protecting you, while that same gang threatens to hurt you if you don't pay up! Yeah, while the gang may sometimes go after other people, you know that if you don't pay their protection fees, that they are the ones who will be at your door next.

Simpletons (you) argue that because taxes pay for roads, defense, protection, and help for the poor, ending taxes would mean no roads, no defense, no protection and no help for the poor.

In any context other than politics, such an argument would immediately be recognized as COMPLETELY invalid. It would be akin to a common criminal stealing $100 from you, handing you a sandwich and then arguing that you should thank him for having robbed you or otherwise, you would have starved. HAHAHAHA! Stupids, they fooled you into thinking you can't feed yourselves!

“Socialism, like the ancient ideas from which it springs, confuses the distinction between government and society. As a result of this, every time we object to a thing being done by government, the socialists conclude that we object to its being done at all. We disapprove of state education. Then the socialists say that we are opposed to any education. We object to a state religion. Then the socialists say that we want no religion at all. We object to a state-enforced equality. Then they say that we are against equality. And so on, and so on. It is as if the socialists were to accuse us of not wanting persons to eat because we do not want the state to raise grain.”
― Frederic Bastiat, The Law
Ultimately, it’s not the government that’s robbing you. It’s us, the majority of citizens who’ve given them the authority to tax you and to throw you in jail if you elect not to pay those taxes.

When you blame government you’re only shooting the messenger.
 
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No, the government does not represent the people nor their wishes. some just imagine it is so. People need to think about it.
 
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gonzales, I have already dealt with it. I hope you will be able to. It will all change very soon.
 
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I had Walmart stock and it split several times and did me well. I have never been in a Walmart though, I prefer Target. No one is forcing you to use food stamps at Walmart. So you like welfare and food stamps? And you think wage regulation will help? Are you a fan of Universal Basic Income?

And you never answered my question about the Middle Class.
 
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