Say No To Taxes

Taxes are just the worst. You know what really grinds my gears? When leftists advocate for more and more government programs — which will need to be funded by more and more taxes. Excuse me, Mr. Leftist, who gave you the right to 20% of my paycheck? The arrogance is staggering. We can go all the way back to 2001 and still get the same arguments used today for lowering taxes. That’s because the arguments are fact-based and don’t need to change.

Here’s what Paul Bedard had to say in 2001:

It’s too complicated. Even a degree in rocket science won’t save you from 67,500 pages of all but indecipherable tax code regulations. It confuses the IRS, the secretary of treasury and even the former chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee. It’s an annual nightmare that has spawned a tax industry based on complexity created by our own government.

It’s too expensive. The complexity of the code costs a lot of money—more than $310 billion last year on the paperwork alone. Small businesses often pay more in paperwork expenses than the taxes they pay. Can any law be just, much less efficient, that costs so much to obey?

It’s unfair. Income is commonly double and triple taxed, married people pay higher rates than singles living together and Congress’ mistake in failing to index the Alternative Minimum Tax for inflation now threatens to define as “wealthy” those with as little as $80,000 a year in income. How just can a tax be that rewards those who hide income either here or offshore or have tax lobbyists to broker special deals?

That’s just three out of the ten total arguments that Bedard makes. It’s really even more simple than that. Taxes are theft, and only go towards funding needless and wasteful government programs. Say no to the nanny state and say no to taxes.


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