King Rat (gkr) wrote,
King Rat
gkr

Taxes

People who complain about taxes but want the government to do all sorts of things like have roads and police and unemployment insurance and make sure the drug companies don't kill you with bad medicine can all stuff a sock in it. There ain't no such thing as a free lunch. You don't know how good you got it. The I.R.S. took $140,000 out of my pocket this year. Then there's the property taxes I pay. And the motor vehicle tax. And the gas tax. And the sales tax. So don't come complaining to me about high taxes. I'm pretty sure I paid more than you did.

Yeah, I wish taxes were lower. But I'm happy to pay my part. You want low taxes, move to a place like Saudi Arabia or Grand Cayman or that abandoned oil platform that someone declared it's own country. You live here, you take the taxes with the citizenship and the residency. Think the taxes are too high, get enough people together and vote against them. Until then, complaining about unspecified waste and how there must be unnecessary government is just dumb. Specify what you want to get rid of, and then make a case for it that's good enough to convince people.

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