posted on Dec, 10 2011 @ 11:40 AM
So, assuming this tax becomes reality, how long before builders are taxed? An individual putting in a pool? This may sound a bit of a reductio ad
absurdum, but it seems to me many taxes do end up being absurd like NC requiring taxes be paid on the possession of illegal substances, proposed
European taxes on cow flatulence, Canadian taxes on blank digital media which go to a general fund for the recording and movie industry on the
assumption the media will be used for pirating, essentially a fee on an illegal practice, etc. More taxes don't save an economy.
Like JFK said, "Our true choice is not between tax reduction, on the one hand, and the avoidance of large federal deficits on the other. It is
increasingly clear that no matter what party is in power, so long as our national security needs keep rising, an economy hampered by restrictive tax
rates will never produce enough revenues to balance our budget just as it will never produce enough jobs or enough profits. It is a paradoxical truth
that tax rates are too high today and tax revenues are too low and the soundest way to raise the revenues in the long run is to cut the rates now."