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Tuesday, June 29, 2010
Born to Mooch
Adrian MacNair has a fine rant over a Full Comment:
Think about it. Every single child born in Canada becomes another battery hen in the tax-collecting farm, and there is absolutely no way around it. Whether you want or need health care, education, roads, police, politicians, regional development agencies, employment insurance, old age pension, public transit, or the hundreds of other invented jobs and services designated as an essential taxable service, you’re going to have to pay for them from the moment you earn your first dollar, to the time your estate is seized by government lawyers claiming you owe back taxes.
Well from one battery hen to another, you said it brother. The problem isn't government, it's the electorate. People of all political stripes - yes, even some Dippers - will bitch to no end about taxes. Now tell them to pay full cost for their university education, or take out private health care insurance, and you'll get a look usually reserved for neo-Nazis at an NAACP meeting. The problem isn't the supply - the taxes - but the demand for government services - the spending. Until people learn not to expect government to play Santa Claus, we have nothing to do but cluck.
Posted by Richard Anderson on June 29, 2010 | Permalink
So true. And this all starts with our public indoctrinaton, I mean school, system.
Posted by: TM | 2010-06-29 8:28:28 AM
Enslaved from birth because the electorate preferred (the illusion of) security and trinkets to freedom. A common theme of mankind which produces a rather pathetic form of humanity.
Posted by: John Chittick | 2010-06-29 11:24:09 PM
Until people learn not to expect government to play Santa Claus, we have nothing to do but cluck.
Posted by PUBLIUS on June 29, 2010 |
Santa claus no longer accepts input from the people as the billion plus just blown shows. Not to mention the more than 5 billion promised for maternal care, in other countries. What Santa forgets is that we are only 34 million overtaxed people with our own monetary problems. Bad Santa.
Posted by: peterj | 2010-06-30 12:35:32 AM
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