Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Highway Robbery aka Taxes

"The Republican governor will delay $63 million worth of sales tax refunds for capital equipment purchases starting in January 2011. Businesses will wait an extra three months for their cash as part of Pawlenty's plan to balance the state budget using executive powers." [link]

The key phrase above is "for their cash" which rightfully denotes that the money belongs to them not to the government. Yet the government in this case is going to use private money to fix its problems. But in reality this is exactly what governments due on a consistent basis, they cause a problem then they use the taxpayer money to attempt to fix a problem that would not have existed in the first place had the government left things alone.

Government in the long run amounts to highway robbery and those in the right positions benefit from those whose industry they rely upon to support themselves