[OT] Re: Mortgage
amb-plug at bradfords.org
Mon Sep 19 16:54:41 MDT 2005
Thus said Michael Halcrow on Mon, 19 Sep 2005 17:38:22 CDT:
> I am horrified by this. I can think of few better ways to stagnate an
> economy than to encourage this mentality. ``You are punished for
> producing, so stop worrying so much about producing, and reduce
> your demand for other peoples' production!'' Brilliant. Absolutely
> brilliant. I'd love to see where that will get us before too long.
Something seems amiss here... Since when is the customer not king? Are
we supposed to buy things just for the sake of keeping the economy
going? People saving money is what actually keeps the economy going, not
spending into the obliviousness that is debt.
Oh, and the effect of people not buying products is a signal to the
producers to slow down production or drop their prices.
> It makes the true cost of government readily apparent in every
> purchase you make (increasing pressure against the statist agenda,
> which is partially hidden now by spreading out the taxes among a
> plethora of collections), it consolidates all the myriad forms of
> taxes down into one well-established collection mechanism (saving
> untold billions in tax collection overhead), and it removes the morale
> hit that we take when we get our paychecks and find a huge chunks
> ripped right out from them before the cash ever hits our bank
No, the true cost of government would still be hidden. To truly reveal
the cost of government, the money of the people would need to be
returned to honest money. As it is, the government can hide many of the
costs by imposing the hidden tax on the people that is Federal Reserve
> There are, of course, drawbacks to something like FairTax, but there
> are some interesting ways to mitigate them.
Drawbacks like these?
[The Fair Tax Fraud]
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