posted on Feb, 1 2009 @ 05:14 AM
reply to post by MilitieTempliSalmo
Yes, Vlad was a bad dude.
So was Stalin, Pot, Castro, Ortega and just about all of these dudes who lead "people's revolutions". Do a bit of reading of history and
you'll discover that Adolf was also a "power to the people" gent, getting his start stiring up the pot in beer halls. If you're interested in
that do a bit of research on the "Beer Hall Putsch".The irony here is that the governments where the potesting are occuring are all on thin ice.
They are all on thin ice because they have allowed their societys to become weak and have completely destroyed initiative. GDP ratios are off the
charts (Greece's is at 90%). They have week societies because their people are not incented to work hard because at the level of taxation, it is
practically impossible to move up the food chain in society. They are teetering on the brink because they simply can not continue to satisfy the
growing demands of their citizens. Remember that governments produce nothing, they only spend the fruits of the labor of others. This
situation is only made worse when you have governments who, by virtue of their massively high taxes discourage having children and are forced to
import workers from parts of the world where there is no sense of a common culture or values.
The solution is going to painful, cut taxes, cut government, cut out the meddling in the private sector with things like mandated vacation and work
weeks and give folks an opportunity to create wealth. That would cause a revolution, but it is the only way. Spend some time in Italy or France
and I mean more than two weeks or so and folks will tell you that it simply does not benefit them to work any harder and practically impossible to
start a business. the regs are too burdensome and the taxes are too high.
An American example was in the 70's under our worst president, Mr. Carter, the tax rates were so high that it did not make sense for folks to work in
many cases. This is especially true for women with children. when you figured out how much you needed to work to pay for day care, it made no
sense to work. All that did was discourage very talented women from working as well as practically kill the childcare industry. It also took money
away from the government because when folks don't work, there is no income taxes.
I know that it is painful to many, but the lower the tax rates and the greater incentive to work, the more money the government takes in. It is a
simple fact. Now that does create a system where some folks are far wealther than others, but who cares? jobs are created and as JFK wrote, "a
rising tide lifts all boats". It is troubling to some that under a free market system unfettered by government there are going to be winners and
losers. It is also troubling to those who are working hard to achieve something in the society to have to pay more and more in the form of taxes to
have to support those who are so busy being troubled by the system that they won't go out and attempt to create something on their own.