Re: Final Challenge to Socialists

Josh Glasstetter (
Sun, 13 Dec 1998 20:33:22 -0500

>Also, governments can exist just fine with very little or no taxation.
> Look at the US up until 1913 or so. Hell, look at the US up until
>the early 60's. I think families paid less than 10% of their income
>in taxes up until the Democrats decided to create a Welfare State.

absolutely not! the reason working families pay so much is because the share of the tax burden funded by corporations has decreased from around 40% to 10%. they've bought off enough politicians over the years to exempt themselves from countless taxes. so while the standard of living for the average American has stagnated, and decreased in many instances, American corporations are pulling in record profits and are receiving more in government welfare than individuals. and how did this happen? a privileged few running unchecked in a ruthless battle to the top, stepping all over the American public in the process.