posted on Nov, 2 2011 @ 11:52 AM
Originally posted by relocator
I believe that the government can be run more efficently and have been ranting for years about how the government should be making money instead of
raping us with taxes.
The government is not a business and if it were "raping us with taxes" would be it's first order of business.
A corproation is legally bound to profit the greatest financial profit to it's shareholders...that's it. Seriously.
Beyond "theoretically' following the law.
But a democracy or a democratic republic is not structured to make a profit, it is structured to spend the pooled contributions (taxes) of it's
citizens to provide general welfare and services to those same citizens that they could not afford individually...
"the people" are supposed to run this country and selling services to ourselves at a profit from our contributions (taxes) is not only silly, but
frightening. Where does that profit go? That extra margin the government makes?
If you say returned to us... So we pay more (taxes) for services to get either more in services or a tax refund?
That is not a business.
In Business the management team keeps the lions share of profit...that is an Oligarchy, not Democracy.
Government is a mechanism by which individuals can benefit in ways they otherwise could never afford. Building roads etc. Could you afford a lab and
workers to ensure your food was not tainted or contaminated? An on call security force? A private mailman? An on call Medical team for emergencies?
The last thing you want is for the Polticians to privatize government with them as CEOs.
Can government be more efficient? Less deficiet? Hell yes. But God help us all if it is ever run as a business.