If it keeps moving, regulate it


#1

“Government’s view of the economy could be summed up in a few short phrases: If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it.” – Ronald Reagan

Went to a council meeting. It reminded me of this wonderful quote. Just gotta say, local government sucks. It doesn’t affect me, but I always feel for the poor fella who’s gotta kiss the ring before he can do a thing. I feel for the poor councilor who spoke up on behalf of liberty and capitalism (yes, they’re really the exact same thing). From experience, I know that’s a lonely hill, especially among alleged capitalists.


#2

Federal and state are worse, in my experience…

A poet and don’t know it…


#3

All government sucks, but so does complete anarchy. People suck. The human condition sucks, and were all stuck with it. Government is an attempt to make the best of a bad situation. Sometimes it works, often it doesn’t, and not infrequently it makes things worse. The real problem is that once government adopts a counterproductive policy it’s virtually impossible to get it changed.


#4

Right now Democrats are looking to initiate a “wealth tax.” After taxing income, consumption and even death for many years, these greedy, power hungry socialists are out to attack the savings of those who have played by rules and avoided become a public burden.

We all know the drill. It will start out with “taxing the billionaires.” The promise will be that, “It will never affect the average American.” The income tax started that way after the progressives got the constitutional amendment passed that made it legal, circa 1913. Then it filtered down until much larger numbers had to pay it.

The time is now to dig in our heals and tell these statists that they will get no new sources of taxation. We know their game from the lessons history has taught us.


#5

The Bible speaks much on this subject (it also offers an Answer).


#6

By the way, “regulate” doesn’t mean today what it meant in 1791. Today, it means “control”. Then, it meant “to make regular or even.”


#7

Depends on the day and the issue.