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24601 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-20-11 07:21 AM
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79. Read my post again - the words "tax cut" are not included - as they
were in yours.

But the fact remains that a government job costs the taxpayer more than the job contributes in taxes. This isn't theory but 1st hand experience from a 39-year career (and still counting) in state & federal governments - and I can guarantee that my taxes have never approached by salary and benefits. Government "creating" private sector jobs is a misnomer because if it is indeed created by the government, then it is indistinguishable from a government job.

It cannot honestly be denied that taxes are not relevant in that government shapes policies by what it "rewards & punishes". What is the economic challenge is to find the equilibrium point where taxes are accepted legitimately on an activity without being considered unacceptable to the point that the individual makes alternative choices like relocating to another state, shifting investments from higher taxed to lower taxed and so on.

For-profit corporations are individuals in voluntary association for the purpose of receiving a return on their investment. You can't put a corporation in jail but you can put one to death - just find a former affiliate of Arthur Anderson.
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