Re: Taxes (was: Re: capitalist religion)

From: Mike Lorrey (
Date: Fri Jul 20 2001 - 13:42:27 MDT

Brian D Williams wrote:
> From: "Lee Corbin" <>
> >There are a number of libertarians, like Daniel Ust and Brian
> >Williams, who claim that it is absolutely morally wrong for
> >governments to forcibly take money from citizens. Rafal Smigrodski
> >put it this way:
> While essentially a social libertarian, I wouldn't have a big
> problem with paying taxes if they were fair and equitable.
> I think a flat tax of say 10% sounds good, but that means everyone
> pays 10% and I do mean everyone who works. You could "allow" good
> citizens to pay extra for specific programs, like say I decided the
> space program gets an extra 1% and maybe defense.
> I think it's a serious social problem that many citizens quite
> literally have nothing "invested" in this country.

I think the fee should go against everyone who is a citizen, whether
they work or not. You pay your kids' and nonworking spouse's fees, with
a discount only for those who do not vote.

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