Sunday, April 17, 2011

Taxes as the cost of living here


Republicans love to complain about taxes. But they also worship the free market.

What do you suppose the market price of US citizenship is. Let's put it on the market. What could we get for it?

The price would be expressed in terms of the amount of yearly income one would be willing to pay for being a US citizen. Do you suppose the price would be less than we now pay in taxes? I doubt it. If it were, a lot of people would be trying to move somewhere else.

But I don't see that happening. On the contrary, even with all our problems and all our taxes, there are far more people who want to live here than who want to leave.

If the Republicans think they can create a better society with lower taxes, I challenge them to point to one that they prefer.

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