QUESTIONS FOR US VOTERS, ESPECIALLY MILLENNIALS:
Do you see the role of the private sector to be to transmit revenue to the public purse & should the government have 1st claim to your personal income … ?
Should taxation be viewed as charity & that we should provide some of what is ours’ for the greater good of the rest of a community based on what someone else thinks is “fair” or reasonable … ?
Besides using the tax code be a passive sump pump for the extraction of revenues, do you embrace greater legal prosecution & punitive actions by government enforcement agencies (e.g., Justice, Labor, the NLRB & Consumer Financial Protection Bureau) … ?
It is discouraging that politicians of all parties attract so much support for their proposals to limit trade … these protectionist instincts betray a nasty nativism & naivete about economic realities … the following quote from Henry George (“Protection or Free Trade”, 1886) offers a good reality check:
“Blockading squadrons are a means whereby nations seek to prevent their enemies from trading; protective tariffs are a means whereby nations attempt to prevent their own people from trading. What protection teaches us, is to do to ourselves in time of peace what enemies seek to do to us in time of war. No other nation can thus injure us so much as we shall injure ourselves.”