Taxes (was: Re: capitalist religion)

From: Brian D Williams (
Date: Fri Jul 20 2001 - 12:18:13 MDT

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.


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