posted on Jul, 1 2020 @ 09:31 AM
I was a die hard liberal in my teens. Hated GWB, and the likes.
Then I started my own business at about 25-26yrs old, in about 2006, being a retail cigarette distributor. One day while I was driving in the back
country of TN going to deliver to a store I couldn't find anything on the radio except for Neal Boortz. He was saying some things I agreed with, and I
enjoyed the show, then he said "Don't believe me, go do your own research". I had never heard any journalist/commentator tell em that before. So I
did. I started researching the policies and politics he was talking about, and I soon realized I was not a liberal, I was a libertarian.
As I grew my business into a wholesale distribution center (my numbers were now in the 10's of millions) I saw more and more how many times the
Government had their hand in my pocket, and it made me sick. My product was being taxed at the farm, on the road, at the Government bonded warehouse,
at my warehouse, my trucks, my gas, all my licenses, then my stamp machine to affix state sales tax stamps, gasoline, wheel tax, commercial vehicle
tax, and on and on and on, ad naseum. When I really broke it down I realized I was selling a $1.99 product for $25, and almost all of it was in taxes.
All the money was going to big brother when they had done nothing to help me.
Now I understand I was in a vice business that has higher than normal taxes, but the level we are being taxed at is ridiculous in all areas. My
breakdown is just a glimpse at one industry, I guarantee if you look at others it is similar. I thought they left England to get away from all the
taxation, and that's what made this country great, but I guess not.
edit on 1-7-2020 by KnoxMSP because: (no reason given)