You can think of no ways that you are being subsidized against your will? Then how about the ways you are being subsidized according to your will? Or maybe in ways that you do not think of until you approach the voting booth?
I don't know what your situation is, so I'll not comment on it. I will comment that if you think it is against the law to be free and self-supporting, this will be my last reply to you (because you're crazier than I thought.)
Your list please? Apparently the reason you do not know what I am talking about is you refuse to admit to being on welfare.No one in Congress comes close to representing me. They are elected by lovers of the welfare/warfare state.I admit to being on welfare but not by choice. It has come to the point where it is against the law to be free and self-supporting.
Huh? You're the one saying you want to eliminate things. Surely you know that not even your "dream" Congressional representatives can repeal anything without knowing what they are repealing. WHAT are you talking about. If you can't tell me, you can't tell them.
Give me a list of your subsidies.
You're dodging. WHAT are you talking about? We'll need a list.
Not alter. Eliminate.
I wish I had any idea what you are talking about. Football coaches across the country are the highest-paid public employees of ANY kind. What regs and subsidies do you want to alter to fix that?
We certainly would be moving backwards with high taxation of high earnings. Neither high earnings nor lower earnings should be taxed. That discourages productivity.We could move further upstream and question the cause of high earnings. Government privilege such as regulation and subsidies is an answer. Eliminate these for all, not just the big cash cows created for the average welfare recipient. An ounce of subsidy prevention is worth a pound of taxation cure.
All these co-op and consumer ownership ideas are fine. But America does not stop marching toward growing inequality until we move back towards applying very high taxation to very high earnings. The goal of this is not to have a few people making out-sized money and the government collecting out-sized taxes from them. The goal is to discourage the concentration of out-sized pre-tax profits into few hands in the first place. High taxation used to do that. There was a time when CEO's, entertainers (including sports), trial lawyers and-----most importantly-----traders, were not compensated in the manner they are now. There was a time when CEO's and traders were not encouraged to cut every ordinary job in sight.
That time was before we went stupid with 37 years of high-end tax cuts.People absolutely, positively HAVE TO prevent even more of that errant trend. So don't ignore politics and imagine some other alternative social order is coming. It won't be. You lose the tax wars, you just lose.
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