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Raining on the Governments Parade

Politics / US Politics Jan 18, 2010 - 04:30 AM GMT

By: Viresh_Amin


The Lew Rockwell dot com and the Ludwig Von Mises institute have and continue to do a fabulous job at raining on the government’s parade and all the fallacies that are floating around in today’s world. They have time and time again become a place for minds to create great ideas, theories, articles, and books to show us just what this world has come to. Government has for far too long suppressed the best efforts of productive men and steals tax payer money to produce nothing productive for our end; all the while they tell us that they are working diligently for our best interest. One of these days that rain will turn into hail and a wrath the likes of hurricane Katrina will send a destructive backlash to all those “legalized” crooks and criminals living off the successful efforts of the productive minds.

Allow yourself to wonder if one can keep the four months of salary that you work hard for but instead have to pay in taxes involuntarily. Feel the amount of stress that will be lifted off one’s mind come April, imagine that you can reinvest it into your business and produce more efficiently to meet the consumers desires and of yours, or simply take a long needed vacation and you will just begin to envision what might be possible. Forced voluntary compliance is no friend of a man that wishes to be the most efficient and productive being that he can be and keep what is strictly his. Once taxes are implemented, man’s best efforts, become submarginal.

Boil it down to the simplest terms and you will get the idea. Man A has forced upon man B to pay him every year. Man A states he will insure that he will use that money to look out for the man B’s best interest. In a truly free market man B would be allowed to decide if he would gain from paying man A. If the results are no good, man B can stop anytime. Replace the “men” with “group”, hence if group A in a free market threatens group B to pay for the services, this would be called in modern language, government. It sounds harsh, but simply true. Ask any taxpayer why they pay their taxes and they will say “because you have to”. They “have to” because otherwise they will be charged with tax evasion and sent to jail for not forking up their money that they did all the work for.

Perhaps the best example is the greatest investor of the lost decade, Bernard Madoff. This man ran a multi-billion dollar Ponzi scheme (PS) and got caught. To clarify, this man was supposed to have been caught years before, but due to our efficiently working tax (thanks to Group B for their taxes) funded Securities and Exchange Commission, they seem to have fumbled when they received a tip about Madoff years before. Now let’s see, if all Madoff wanted was to steal money he could just as easily gotten a government job, or better yet, if he loved PS’s so much he could have applied for a managerial position at the Social Security Administration and he would have been amongst people of his kind.

To sum up PS’s: run a PS privately and you will, if caught go to jail, but run a publicly funded PS and you will, if caught, keep your job. If you run an “inefficient” PS privately, you will fail and go to jail; if you run an “inefficient” PS publicly, you will fail and receive more taxpayer dollars.

By Viresh Amin

An Austrian economic, Libertarian, and Anarcho-capitalist writer.

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