Originally posted by Xtrozero
Originally posted by Bhadhidar
No business should ever be allowed to achieve the Power of a State.
And No State should ever be allowed the Power a Business wields over its Employees.
I'm not saying the Government should become a business, but to suggest the waste of the tax dollar, in poor spending or dumped into our ever growing
government, is effecting our bottom line as it would in any business too...The bottom line is our tax dollars and it just seems that the Government's
fix is MORE TAXES...where in a business they just can't charge a higher price to fix poor practices in spending and overhead.
edit on 7-10-2012 by Xtrozero because: (no reason given)
Actually, businesses Do
tend to cover their inefficiencies and overhead with higher prices charged to the consumer.
One of the reasons gasoline prices , at the pump, have shot up so high in recent days
And of course, one would always
expect t be chargd more
for a hand-made-to-order item (low efficiency, high-overhead), than for a
mass-produced (high-effeciency-of-scale production, lower ovehead-per-unit) mass-produced item: think Rolls-Royce vs. Chevy, or Vera Wang original
vs. Wal-mart knock-off.
And yes, the Government's fix, often its only available
higher taxes to pay for more/expanded services.
Governments (good ones, that is) serve their People. When the number of those people to be served rises, governments must either raise the funds
needed to pay for the increased demend for services, or cut-back those services: either by ration or elimination of the service.
Rationing plans have always been met with protests from the public of unfair apportionment (even if none exists) and attempts to circumvent the
rationing plan (black markets), which ususally lead to the very types of unfair apportionment the public decried in the first palce.
This has, oft-times in the past caused the total collapse of governments, incurring chaos and mass loss of innocent lives.
Hardly "Serving the People", as is the purpose of the government.
And we've seen how the elimination of services, for economic good-stewardship, has lead to many of the very same outcomes: cries of inequality,
favoritism, cronyism, black-marketeering, crime, and violence.
All forms of government work best on paper. It's only when you add "real people"
to the mix do things start going to Hell.