Taxes verses Services – Guns verses Butter, similar argument differing context.
In our local paper the Orlando Sentinel – one of the bankrupt properties of the Tribune Company [earlier Harangue] – who never met a ‘socialist cause’ it didn’t embrace, is now reporting “Florida faces stark choice: Taxes vs. services“. Source
Of course the real problem is that the state has promised too many goodies to those who aren’t paying for them and is telling the rest of us, the taxpayers – which is an ever shrinking number – mind you, that we “‘gotta’ pay more”!!!
As an example:
That fact that they payer-vote is already paying double and sometimes triple for some services – already should be enough to stop the “Jeopardy Clock”; but, regrettably it’s not. For example: your public school system delivers a defective product - in that 50% of those graduating can’t read and at least 30% of the students drop out before graduation – so you send your kinds to private school to offset the dumb-mass gap. You are force to pay twice: once on your tax bill, then on your children’s tuition. Then the school board in it’s infinity wisdom decides it needs more administrators and a new building to house them in so they impose an impact fee on new construction essentially taxing new home buyers a third time for the same defective services.
Another example of what Frederic Bastiat wrote; “the state is that great fiction by which everyone tries to live at the expense of everyone else” [so who owns you?]