Monday, April 4, 2011

Who Owes Who?

I think my representatives here in Texas might potentially be idiots.
"As legislators, we owe it to our constituents and to all people in Texas to raise as much revenue as possible." (Elliott Naishtat, D-Austin)
Right. Which, of course, means that...
“What I am proposing without raising taxes or creating new taxes is collecting existing taxes that are rightly owed to the state.”
The measure on the table is imposing sales tax upon online purchases. Exactly how such a tax would be levied, with popular sites like eBay or Amazon, that are not only interstate but international in scope, I'm not sure. I suppose eBay and Amazon will just have to...register with the state of Texas?

But, of course, our legislators owe it to us to pry as much of our money away from us as possible. And of course, after that, the obvious conclusion is that we owe them money.

Such is the circular propagation of the governmental system.


Christopher said...

I say there's only one solution to this grand political joke that is our government today:


Liberty said...

Heh, Christopher. I can't find it in me to be an anarchist, because I don't want the world to regress to a state of warlordism, which is what would inevitably happen. (And I know there's a word for what that is, but I can't think of it at the moment.)

Joyful_Momma said...

"rightly owed to the state" indeed!

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Eric Graff said...

Our former governor here in Wisconsin, Governor Doyle has imposed such a tax: The first of its kind in the country. It’s being repealed now by the Honorable Governor Walker, but oh the gall of the liberal mind who believes that government is the benevolent entity which allows us to have money. Time to go back to the barter system I fear.