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Re: “Exploding the tax-cut myth

Is is amazing to me that the tax and spend issues get so twisted and spun that the underlying truths get lost in the politics. The only source of money to the government is taxes. When people pay taxes, it goes to the government. Government spends the money to garner votes to keep in office. Government creates jobs, often unnecessary and duplicated, and social spending to increase the number of people dependent on the government. Government jobs sap initiative and destroy creativity. They create a class of drones with the prime directive to keep the politicians in office. The more drones removed from the working class, the fewer workers producing income. The fewer workers producing income, the fewer taxes are collected and more stagnant the economy becomes. The fewer taxes, the more money is borrowed or printed to pay the drones and our debt. The more money printed, the higher the inflation. The higher the inflation, the more worthless our money becomes. The more worthless, the higher drone wages have to be to keep the vote. The higher the drone wages, the higher taxes have to be collected from producers. Eventually, politicians become unable to govern, as in California. The system collapses into a "regime" wherein a strong personality takes control of the state and forces change or attacks a neighbor to gain economic advantage. The problem isn't with the economic ability of America to become a sustainable super power, the problem is democracy. Voters can be bought. Voters are largely stupid regarding the issues and people they vote for. In a recent California election, only 18% of the voters had read and understood the issues they voted for. Most simply voted with their party. Ergo: California is in the toilet.

Posted by Ron DeVera on 05/06/2012 at 11:12 PM
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