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originally posted by: Jubei42
See this is where you simpletons shine. You have no regard for everything these cursed taxes provide for you and everybody else. No big picture and zero understanding of the challenges involved when trying to run a country.
A government always spends more than it collects in taxes. Because the main goal is to provide for the people what they need, whatever that may be(determined in the political area). In the US for instance, the government spends a lot of money on defense. Is that because they have lots of money from taxes lying around? No, quite opposite in fact. Is it necessary for the safety of the us citizen to spend that amount? Who knows, that's debatable. You'd think the world is a very unsafe place when looking at US defense spending.
Ofcourse there are other elements to the spending behaviour of a government, but if they do not provide for the well being of their people it will be a short run operation. So thats why most governments spend most of their taxes on providing healthcare, infrastructure and education. For the people, you know, so they have a good foundation to make something of their lives and maybe do some good along the way.
Who knows, I must be daydreaming again
originally posted by: Gryphon66
It is not the State’s job to police what we drink, eat or otherwise consume.
It is sure as hell should not be their prerogative to try to enforce their will regarding these matters by stealing from us.