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THE NORSEMAN

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The power to tax is the power to destroy
« on: May 27, 2013, 01:47:28 am »
Folks, ol' Norse is trying really hard to not think our government is out to get us, but I have to tell you, things like these don't help-

String just these two together and ponder on the implications for a few moments:

1.  It's a straight up known fact that the IRS has been going after those who dare think for themselves, and those who appear to be behind the abuse are hiding behind the very document that they are attacking from a different side.

2. Then I ran across this the other day- http://www.ksl.com/index.php?sid=25320599&nid=157&title=thousands-of-bridges-at-risk-of-freak-collapse  .  Now before you all think this squirrel finally fell off his nut, and are wondering how these tie in together?  Buried down towards the bottom of the article were a couple paragraphs that really gave me pause after giving them consideration for a spell-
 
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There is wide recognition at all levels of government that the failure to address aging infrastructure will likely undermine safety and hinder economic growth. But there is no consensus on how to pay for improvements. The federal Highway Trust Fund, which provides construction aid to states, is forecast to go broke next year. The fund gets its revenue primarily from federal gas and diesel taxes. But revenues aren't keeping up because people are driving less and there are more fuel-efficient cars on the road.

Neither Congress nor the White House has shown any willingness to raise federal gas taxes, which haven't been increased since 1993. Many transportation thinkers believe a shift to taxes based on miles traveled by a vehicle is inevitable, but there are privacy concerns and other difficulties that would preclude widespread use of such a system for at least a decade.


Basically they've put themselves in a catch-22 with fuel efficient cars and mass transit, but don't worry folks, why within a decade they figure they'll have all the sheep conditioned for the proper shearing.   :facepalm


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    Re: The power to tax is the power to destroy
    « Reply #1 on: May 27, 2013, 07:45:17 am »
    They claim a lack of money but its bulls___.

    The money is simply grossly misused, just like in every other agency and branch.
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    Re: The power to tax is the power to destroy
    « Reply #2 on: May 27, 2013, 07:50:12 am »
    I think it's of note that the Virginia bill of rights, which inspired our federal founding to a degree, guaranteed "life, liberty and the pursuit if property" to which many if our founding fathers left a hole in future property taxation that was fixed by "happiness"

    I think if we weren't so damn hard pressed to give billions of dollars to countries and regimes that break one off in our @$$es at the first chance we could fix a lot of those bridges....looking at you Afghanistan, Libya and Syria....among others
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