freedom’s just another word for not having skin in the game


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  1. As California has failed to learn two years in a row (well, more than that), if you raise taxes at any point over the optimum on the Laffer curve, people flee or reduce their productivity to avoid taxes.

    So you get less, not more.

    Unless the population is willing to work mostly for the government (and we aren’t) you can’t *have* a European-style lord-serf welfare state.

    Comment by Merovign — January 8, 2013 @ 11:21 pm

  2. And in contrast to CA, TX just proved out the Laffer Curve — again*.

    If the Lairds are going to provide full employment for Teh Peons, eventually *someone* is going to have to be Groom of The Stool.

    But what will all these people *do* if we’re not here to provide them with something to do??!?”

    Hm, lessee, I dunno — maybe something productive?

    Comment by Claire: rebellious pink pig with car keys - and a *cause* — January 8, 2013 @ 11:45 pm

  3. As a society, we object to visible warts, dandruff, bad breath, and parasitic infestations, but allow people just as objectionable to collect government funds. I think it’s ironic, but don’t pay attention to me, I go to work every day. What would I know?

    Comment by Jess — January 9, 2013 @ 6:29 am

  4. Dreams of his father.

    Comment by geezerette — January 9, 2013 @ 8:33 am

  5. I’ve lost all hope in meaningful reform through the political process in this country. The culture is too far gone.

    Comment by MCPO — January 9, 2013 @ 9:18 am

  6. I agree with Master Chief, but I still think that blood might refresh the Tree of Liberty. Perhaps trying to take our guns will bump that *refreshing* to the top of the list……

    Comment by Colonel Jerry USMC — January 9, 2013 @ 10:54 am

  7. Jettison the fed depts that do not belong. Being with Dept of Ed, Energy, HUD, HHS, DHS, most of Commerce, EPA, and Ag. Break for lunch.

    Comment by TheOldMan — January 9, 2013 @ 12:44 pm

  8. *sigh*
    I tried to tell ya, but NOOOOOO…
    And in contrast to CA, TX just proved out the Laffer Curve — again*

    Comment by Melissa In Texas — January 9, 2013 @ 7:29 pm

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