Sunday, September 9, 2012

Taxes are what we pay for civilized society

Compania General De Tabacos De Filipinas v. Collector of Internal Revenue, 275 U.S. 87, 100


The Rat said...

So you'd be OK if we took the NDP view that all money belongs to the government and what they let you keep is a gift from government?

That statement is unrelentingly stupid without a modifier like "limited" or "reasonable". When tax boosters are asked why they don't voluntarily donate to government, which they can, they don't provide a very inspiring answer.

Anonymous said...

I suspect Holmes meant reasonable taxes

Anonymous said...

Wow Rat
Over react much?

When those who complain about "tax and spend socialists" then vote for folk who spend but don't cover the costs are asked why they think others should cover their costs, their answers are less than inspiring.
What is unrelentingly stupid is that the people who do spend and don't find the money to do it are called "fiscally responsible" conservatives.