Your Tax Dollars Hard at Work.

Dave Killion — January 28, 2011

Naturally, the Canadian government gives money to the Egyptian government, whether you like it or not. The amount hovers around $15 million a year. I’m sure it’s intended for humanitarian uses, but the trouble with government to government transfers is that every dollar the state saves on roads and schools is a dollar it can spend on its police and military. That’s something to think about while watching the Egyptian state kick the crap out of the Egyptian people.

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CodeSlinger says

Dave:

Indeed. This is a perfect example of why all taxation should be in the form of fixed, pre-approved items. That is, each person’s tax bill should consist only of items, each of which contributes a fixed amount, for a fixed purpose, billed to a fixed subset of the population, over a fixed period of time, pre-approved by public referendum of those who will be billed if it passes, and subject to cancellation by public referendum of the same segment of the population.

Such a change would sharply reduce the power of the state and dramatically enhance the freedom and prosperity of the people. Of course, a change of that kind will never happen unless the people of Canada have the courage to stand up and demand it.

Like the people of Egypt.

— January 29, 2011

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