Taxes verses Services

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. servicesSource 


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.


Florida is more than just ‘Blue hairs’ and Mickey Mouse. It’s made up of real people trying to get things done. But; when the Apostles of Ignorance try to confiscate money from “Blue Hairs”, Mickey or the rest of us, vis-à-vis taxes they disincentive ‘getting things done’.  


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?]

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  1. Furry Freak Brothers

    Obama’s Energy choice wants you to pay $8.00 per gallon
    Posted by Andrew Moylan – December 17, 2008
    President-elect Barack Obama has announced his selection for Secretary of Energy: Dr. Steven Chu, an experimental physicist, Nobel Prize winner, and one of the more intriguing cabinet selections. Impressive though his bio is, one thing about Dr. Chu jumped out at me: he wants gas prices to be MUCH higher than they are now or even this summer. As in, twice as expensive thanks to government dictate.
    “Somehow we have to figure out how to boost the price of gasoline to the levels in Europe,” Mr. Chu, who directs the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory in California, said in an interview with The Wall Street Journal in September.”
    He has advocated for raising gas taxes dramatically over a period of 15 years to put us on par with the poor saps in Europe, some of whom paid between $8.00-$10.00 for a gallon of gasoline over the summer.
    In fairness, Obama has said that he doesn’t want to raise the gas tax in such a way, but one has to wonder about the selection of an individual who holds such a belief. Having gasoline at $8.00+ per gallon would be devastating to family budgets and retail prices across the country.

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