You can't increase taxes in good times because state coffers are flush (even if the tax in question is a gas tax that would replenish a transportation fund that could barely keep up with maintenance). You can't increase taxes in bad times because people are already hurting (even though massive layoffs from state and local government will increase unemployment and make a recovery more difficult).Right, Dan. Somalia's problems stem from ...
You can't even investigate whether tax exemptions for certain products and services continue to make sense because eliminating those exemptions would be a de facto tax increase.
No, the only direction taxes can be allowed to go is down. Forever and ever. Maybe when we get to zero, some people -- though not all -- will be satisfied that our government, like Somalia's, is operating as leanly as possible.
Wait, you say? Somalia doesn't have a functioning government?
... low taxation.
For the love of God. Who gave this guy a keyboard?
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